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Up In The Bronx

Up In The Bronx
Up In The Bronx
Up In The Bronx
Oil on canvas
canvas: 29 7/8 x 24 in. ( 75.9 x 61 cm )
A curving segment of the elevated train above the intersection of Westchester Ave. and Sheridan Expressway, South Bronx, NY. A train is rounding the bend, while 4 MTA workers in hard hats and orange vests stand safely on a lower platform. Beneath the "el" can be seen portions of various bildings, ground floor businesses and parked cars.
Credit Line 
Gift of a Friend of New York City
Object Number 
Inscription: In pencil, on reverse: "(c) Marc Winnat/ALL RIGHTS RESERVED" Inscription: Titled, signed and dated, in pencil, on reverse: " 'UP IN THE BRONX'/by/Marc Winnat, Nov, Dec 2002" Inscription: In pencil on reverse: "Completed on 31 December, 2002/Happy Birthday!" Inscription: In pencil on reverse: "Location: Westchester Ave/&/Sheridan Expy, South Bronx, NY" Inscription: In pencil on reverse: "Varnished with 2 coats/Lasceax Acrylic Gloss Varnish./Do Not Revarnish with any other/varnish than Gloss varnish if ever required"
Gallery Label 
This painting documents the South Bronx, an area not well represented in the NYHS collections, as it undergoes transformation from the burnt-out area of the 1970s to a burgeoning antique and second hand furniture trading neighborhood. It is also one of the non-Manhattan neighborhoods where the "El" still runs.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group