One time, coming back from ice-skating in the north end of Central Park near our home me and 2 brothers and three members of another family were walking along the road through the park when 6 young guys ran up on us and demanded to “lemme see your skates”. My oldest brother said no, so when they asked me, despite being terrorized by the confrontation as a slim 12 year old, I said no, realizing the “see” was a prelim to running away with them. The scene shows the two groups of six, ours as individuals, and theirs as figure flowing together and masked in a shifting footing. Many trips into the bath with this plate to build up the tones.
New York Suite, Intaglio prints on cotton rag paper, 18” x 24”.