Paintings of New York City
David Hockney (b. 1937), "View from the Mayflower Hotel, New York City (Evening)," 2002, watercolor and white crayon on paper, 23 1/4 x 18 in. © David Hockney

On View: Scenes of New York City
New York City
through February 27, 2022

The New York Historical Society is presenting the exhibition “Scenes of New York City,” which features the 130 paintings, works on paper, and sculpture that Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld have promised to it from their extraordinary collection of New York City scenes.

Ranging in date from the mid-19th through the 21st centuries, the show is a visual love letter to Gotham, replete with its heart-stopping skyscrapers, humming bridges, and pell-mell of global humanity.

The Hirschfelds’ gift includes works by 82 artists not previously represented in the Society’s collections, among them Charles Burchfield, Marc Chagall, Keith Haring, Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, Louise Nevelson, Georgia O’Keeffe, Mark Rothko, and Andy Warhol.

Accompanying the project is a handsome catalogue published by D Giles Limited (London) and edited by Roberta J.M. Olson, the Society’s curator of drawings emerita.

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