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Painting, Brooklyn Bridge

This is a Painting. It was created by Joseph Stella. Its medium is oil on canvas.

In this large canvas Stella explored fractured light through the suspension cables of the Brooklyn Bridge. His combination of Italian heritage, French study, interest in Futurism, and early appreciation of the New York urban environment distinguished him in the art and design world of the 1920s.

  • Skyscraper Radio, 1935
  • compression-molded plaskon, metal, glass, woven textile.
  • Gift of George R. Kravis II.
  • 2018-22-20

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"Weather Bird," Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines (1928)

Joseph Stella’s oil painting of the Brooklyn Bridge is captivating and somewhat avant-garde for the time period. Coincidentally, “Weather Bird” by Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines was deemed to...

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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