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Unloading the Fish

1952
22 9/16 x 42 1/16 in. (57.3 x 106.8 cm)

Antonio Frasconi
American (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1919 - 2013, Norwalk, CT)

Object Type: Print
Medium and Support: Color woodcut
Credit Line: Bequest of Mildred Baker
Accession Number: 1999.30
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Location: Not currently on view

Edition: 8/10


Frasconi, an internationally-recognized woodcut artist, is the illustrator of many books and posters. His bold and colorful signature style emanates from the artist’s enthusiastic response to the world around him:

"There is so much going on, so much material for artists! You go back a hundred times to a place like the Fulton Fish Market, until you know just how a man lifts a box, say, or how the place looks before dawn. Then you’re ready to make a picture – to put your own feeling into it."

Unloading the Fish is part of his Fulton Fish Market series. The market is in lower Manhattan, near the Brooklyn Bridge, whose cables create a lovely interplay with the boat’s rigging in Frasconi’s print.

[Label text, 2003]

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