Artwork of the Week: September 12, 2022

 In MOA Artwork of the Week

Reginald Marsh (1895-1954), New York Skyline, 1936, etching, 6 1/2 x 15 7/16 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, 1983.

This week we reverently acknowledge the twenty-first anniversary of the September 11 Attacks in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Though Reginald Marsh’s 1936 etching predates the construction of the original World Trade Centers, it is a reminder of New York City as a symbol of hope and progress. This bustling metropolis is a city to take pride in, a hallmark of individual and collective resilience even through adversity. The skyline depicted in this print, iconically presented from the Hudson River, features the originally-named Bank of Manhattan Trust Building (927’), City Bank-Farmers Trust Building (741’), and the Cities Service Building (952’), each noticeably shorter than the original Twin Towers (1368’ and 1362’), and about half as tall as today’s World Trade Center (1776’), the tallest building in the United States.

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