This is a 1983 James Grashow limited edition woodcut print created for the New York City Marathon. The print depicts the marathon's route through all five boroughs in blue with runners illustrated all along it. Buildings and other landmarks throughout the city are illustrated in profile, including the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building (complete with King Kong) and the World Trade Center's Twin Towers. Central Park, where the marathon's finish is located, is also prominently illustrated. The Statue of Liberty, of course, stands tall in New York Harbor as the State Island Ferry makes its way back to Battery Park. Spectators can also be seen at certain points along the route, and it is also evident that activity throughout the city is carrying on almost like normal, even though the marathon is taking place. The whole is surrounded by a border made up of running shoes.
This print was created by James Grashow for the 1983 New York City Marathon.
James 'Jimmy' Grashow (born January 16, 1942) is an American woodcut artist and sculptor, and is best known for his large-scale installations and other sculptures made out of cardboard. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he received both a BFA and an MFA from the Pratt Institute. His works have been exhibited in museums throughout the United States. He also designed the cover art for Jethro Tull's 1969 album Stand Up and the Yardbird's 1971 album Live Yardbirds: Featuring Jimmy Page. Learn More...
Very good. Even overall toning. Blank on verso.