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Fulton Fish Market

When I received the commission to do the Fulton Fish Market and went down to plan the painting, the scope was overwhelming much activity, so many people doing so many different things, so many vehicles, and so much commotion. I needed a background of peace with which to tie it all together and unify this busy productive scene........and there it was, just waiting for me.

I put the dark wall with the the huge DELLWOOD sign in the foreground, and it all worked. 

I met so many wonderful people there as I painted,  and heard so many stories, especially from Dellwood people who gave me information about their company. Jack Linker, the president of Delwood came to the opening of my exhibit of “City Streets”at Fraunces Tavern Museum, and brought an advertiser from Madison Avenue to photograph the painting for their records.

I was surprised to see Abie Lebewohl from the 2nd Ave. Deli during the early morning hours. He said that he would not miss this part of his workday, he loved doing the shopping here.

Years later I learned that the Fulton Fish Market is no longer there. I am so grateful to have had the chance to know and to paint it.

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