Chrysler Building NYC Print

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Chrysler Building NYC Print

Chrysler Building canvas print

by Hall Groat II

Print Sizes:  5×7″ $40 | 6×8″ $45 | 8×10″ $60 | 11×14″ $90 | 16×20″  $165 | 18×24″ $250 | 24×30″ $325 | 30×40″ $450


A romantic view of the Chrysler Building from Park Avenue in NYC, in a realist style in umber, white, yellow, gold, violet, blue, gold, red, cream, and gray tones.  

Artist Statement

Painting has the potential to reveal the extraordinary within the mundane and overlooked.  As a child I explored the world through collage, and was fascinated with how geometric shapes of paper could be assembled into abstract configurations. The compositions were simple at first, however later took on a sense of depth and richness as other materials were added to obscure forms. The collages often ended up looking quite mystical, which may have been a result of countless hours spent out-of-doors, and my fascination with the changes that took place in nature over time and distance. Now as a perceptual painter, I find that my strongest work emerges when elements from these formative years mesh with the present, resulting in art that may pose more questions than provide answers.  This is a Chrysler Building Painting.

Gerard Haggery Essay on Hall Groat II’s Artwork

Gerard Haggerty writes for ARTnews, and teaches at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. His work has won the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Ford Foundation. “This little picture evokes the Big Picture that we call art history, including painters like Chardin, Edwin Dickinson, and Groat’s teacher Lennart Anderson.” “One tall canvas depicts an hourglass {half-empty or half-full?} and two closely cropped pictures of clockwork parts seem to cast Walter Murch’s mechanical still-lives in a Baroque light.” “Two domed bells, each bigger than a fist, sit on either side of the alarm’s curved top and the bent handle that connects them looks like a silver wire. These days that detail will remind some viewers of the fact that clocks are part of a bomb-maker’s arsenal.” Apples with Sterling Silver Teapot. “Though his subjects are models of precision, you’ll find no chill hyperrealism here; the brushwork is direct, and edges are repeatedly lost and found so that the object seems to exist in a world of air and space.”  Here Groat’s subject matter is a watch, but his subject is tradition, as eloquently described by Igor Stravinsky: “A real tradition is not the relic of a past irretrievably gone; it is a living force that animates and informs the present … Far from implying the repetition of what has been, tradition presupposes the reality of what endures. It appears as an heirloom, a heritage that one receives on condition of making it bear fruit before passing it on to one’s descendants.”

Chrysler Building Painting

Chrysler Building Painting







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