Vaudeville in Harlem, New York

José Clemente Orozco Mexican
Printer George C. Miller American
Publisher Weyhe Gallery

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Known as a muralist, Orozco also made lithographs and produced this Harlem subject during his residence in the United States from 1927 to 1934. From the back of a theater, we look at a brightly lit stage filled with leaping acrobats. Simplified, repeated shapes suggest a sold-out house, as do two men standing at the rear. Harlem drew diverse audiences to a range of dramatic entertainments at this time, and although vaudeville was in decline, it could still attract crowds. The Weyhe Gallery, known for promoting modernist art, published this print.

Vaudeville in Harlem, New York, José Clemente Orozco (Mexican, Ciudad Guzmán 1883–1949 Mexico City), Lithograph

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