My Studio On Broome Street, 1971
Serigraph in 14 colors
Edition 100 , 15 Artist's Proofs
Broome Street Studio Series
Paper Size: 30 x 40"
Image Size: 27¾ x 38⅛"
Starthmore Bristol, 3-ply plate finish, 100% cotton rag
Printed at the artist's studio, 130 Greene Street, New York, NY by Clayton Pond
Published by Clayton Pond
About this print: This image is one of the artist's iconic pieces and was derived from a 6 ft. by 8 ft. painting of the same subject. It shows the artist's early studio on Broome Street in New York City. He uses single point perspective to draw the viewer into his world and backward into space and then sets up a visual tension by using bright colors to move the viewer's eye forward again. The green wall in the background was his painting wall and shows vignettes of other paintings he was working on at that time. More paintings lean up against other walls creating "paintings within a painting". The artist's bedroom was behind the green wall. This print is a window into his private living and working studio of the time.
About the Broome Street Series: In 1966, fresh out of graduate school, the artist moved to his first real working studio in an industrial loft building at 389 Broome Street in New York City. After living on the second floor for a year, he then moved up to the third floor. Make-shift living in an industrial loft space was a new and fascinating experience and his immediate interior environment became the subject matter for much of his artwork during this period. Paintings done in and about his studio environment were shown in his first major New York exhibition at the Martha Jackson Gallery in 1968. The prints in this series were based on those early paintings and were made by the artist shortly after he moved to his studio at 130 Greene Street.
© Clayton Pond 1971[mashshare]