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Greene Street

Delaney first studied art in Boston. In 1929, he moved to New York, settling in Soho in 1936 at 181 Greene Street. Many of his cityscapes are abstractions of street signs, traffic lights, and directional arrows. Delaney’s compositions are comparable to those of his white friend Stuart Davis,...

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Inscription

Signed lower right

Provenance

By 1993, with Kenkeleba House, Inc., New York; December 1993, sold by Kenkeleba House, Inc. to John Axelrod, Boston; 2011 sold by Axelrod to the MFA. (Accession date: June 22, 2011)

Credit Line

The John Axelrod Collection—Frank B. Bemis Fund, Charles H. Bayley Fund, and The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection

1940

Dimensions

57.2 x 44.5 cm (22 1/2 x 17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2011.1824

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Americas

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