Entrance To Lincoln Tunnel, Daytime

Philip Pearlstein

American, born 1924

Entrance to Lincoln Tunnel, Daytime, 1992

  • On View

Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 72 × 72 in. (182.9 × 182.9 cm)

Gift of Mrs. Cecil Boksenbom, by exchange, 1993.40

Philip Pearlstein emerged in the 1960s as a leader of the New Realism movement, a movement which encompassed the "cool," clean, distanced-from-the-self aesthetic of the time, while also tapping into the long history of figure painting. Pearlstein was concerned with adhering to the realistic representation of his models, and also made a concerted effort to rid his paintings entirely of expressive brushstrokes.Entrance to Lincoln Tunnel, Daytime beautifully shows the view of New York City from Pearlstein's studio. The sculpture of the horse is juxtaposed with the windowsill, leaving the viewer to see what is inside in contrast to the grid and patterning of the city behind it.

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