Sectional view of the New York Public Library

by Vintage Editions

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Artist Statement

Sectional view displays the seven main floors of bookstacks in the heart of the library, freely perused by wandering readers. Above sits the main reading room. Contrary to usual library practice with the ground floor serving as the main reading space, the NYPL reversed orientation for improved light and ventilation. And at the center is the new building’s pièce de résistance: a complex system of elevator pulleys and pneumatic tubes moving a steady stream of books up and down through the mammoth structure. Now that’s what we call a circulating library!


Why We Love It

While the NYPL system has grown and evolved over the years, visitors from all over the world still marvel at the sight of the Beaux-Arts monument. Sectional view was drawn up as a salute to what this new structure meant for the future of libraries, and this month the NYPL turns 127!

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+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches and maximum of 2.5” to allow for framing.

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Innova Soft White Cotton IFA 15

10"x8" | edition of 10
14"x11" | edition of 100
20"x16" | edition of 25
24"x20" | edition of 10
30"x24" | edition of 2

Vintage Editions

For our Vintage Editions series, our curators scour historical archives for both timeless classics and heretofore unseen gems. These images come back to life as exhibition-quality prints now available to everyone. As a bonus, purchasing equals patronage: sales from Vintage Edition prints go towards supporting our growing roster of artists.
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