Observation Elevator, 1985
Serigraph in 28 colors
Edition 250 , 35 AP (Artist's Proofs), 6 PP (Printer's Proofs), 6 HC (Hors De Commerce)
Paper Size: 38 x 28"
Image Size: 34⅝ x 25"
Gallery Print, 100% cotton rag
Printed at Brand X Editions, 236 West 27th Street, New York, NY by Robert Blanton
Published by National Elevatior Cab and Door Co.
In 1985 the artist was commissioned by the National Elevator Cab and Door Company to make a large painting and an edition of prints based on the new observation elevators the company had built in the new Marriott Hotel in Times Square in Manhattan, The owner of the company appears twice in this piece, first looking out of the second window from the left, and then behind the camera in the right side window. A translucent, pearlescent glaze creates the illusion of glass windows, encapsulating the passengers in the elevator. The drawn perspective and the artist's use of color create a strong illusion of three-dimensionality.
© Clayton Pond 1985[mashshare]