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Paul T. Frankl (American, Vienna 1886–1958 Los Angeles, California)
Date: ca. 1927Accession Number: 1982.30ab
Charles Demuth (American, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1883–1935 Lancaster, Pennsylvania)
Date: 1928Accession Number: 49.59.1
Edward Hopper (American, Nyack, New York 1882–1967 New York)
Date: 1928Accession Number: 37.44
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The idea of the metropolis became a powerful symbol of modern life. For many onlookers, including artists, New York was the archetypal modern city, a densely populated, dynamic space that embodied "the new." The symbolic newness of the metropolis was often distilled in art and design in the form of the skyscraper. An undeniable sign of human achievement, the modern city could also feel overpowering and dehumanizing.
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