About this print: In this piece the artist playfully tells it like it is (or was) with dishes piled up in the sink and all kinds of junk jammed underneath. All of this domestic neglect becomes magically orchestrated into a symphony of color feeding the artist’s fascination with detail. The making of this print completed a pair with the 1969 print, “The Stove In My Studio On Broome Street”. Both the sink and the stove appear in the larger 1970 print, “The Kitchen in My Studio on Broome Street”.
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.