Modernist Design /19 October 2003

212A

Lawrence Emmons

Architectural panel for the Music and Arts Center, New York
USA, c. 1928
cast aluminum
40 w × 55 h in (102 × 140 cm)

The Music and Arts Center, later known as the Barbazon Hotel for Women, was designed by the famed achitects Murgatroyd and Ogden as a home for women who moved to New York in the 1920s seeking new professional opportunities. The Barbizon served as a center for intellectural activites and supported goups such as the Arts Council of New York. The panels presented here illustrate the prevailing Art Deco aesthetic in New York at the time. Murgatroyd and Ogden designed several buildings in New York including Trump Parc Condominiums as well as the Allerton Crown Plaza in Chicago.

estimate: $12,000–15,000

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