F#$%! New York City 1991-2001 @&#X!

by Perez-Rubio

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"Ditmas Avenue Stop on the F Train"
oil on canvas, 34X42, 2000

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"5 de julio 2000, view of El Barrio facing the South Bronx", oil on canvas,
42X30, 2000 (*)

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"View Of the Financial District from Murray Hill", oil on canvas,
48X30, 2001 (*)

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"Water Towers on the Corner of 14th and University", oil on canvas
16X20, 2001 (*)

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"Fifth Avenue", oil on canvas
24X18, 1999

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"Alley by Perry Street", oil on canvas
16X20, 1998 (*)

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"Belvedere's Tower in Central Park, NYC"
36"x 30", oil on canvas, 2001 (*)
One of my favoriote spots in Central Park, not only for it's sweeping views of the Great Lawn and the city on either side, but because of the playfulness of the place. Still in service as a weather station for the Parks Department, the whimsical nature of the building is delightful itself.

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"102 to 105 and Park Avenue"
17"x 36", oil on canvas, 2001
An "impossible view" looking up Park Avenue in the Barrio section of Upper Manhattan where the Metro North trains exit the city for Westchester and Connecticut, gateway to the north

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"View of Mid-Town Manhattan from the East River"
42"x 30", oil on canvas, 2001
Shows the United Nations Building, the Con Edison Plant and the Chrysler Building in the distance. Taken from a number of views from the East River, including Brooklyn and the Circle Line, it is a shortened view of midtown manhattan based on sketches and numerous site visits in Broolkyn.

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"The Bronx Zoo" , 36"x 30"
oil on canvas, 2001 (*)
A type of Landscape painting where an overview of a general area is depicted using almost map like elements typical of European Medieval Art such as in the works of Hieronymus Bosch. Just one way to capture a visit to The Bronx Zoo - in the foreground is the original 19th Century entrance off Fordham Road. Mort of these buildings around the seal pool are administrative and most of the animals are in the distant fields where the tram and the monorail take the visitor through the simulated environment.

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"View of Mid-Town Manhattan"
42"x 30", oil on canvas, 2001
Based on a series of sketches taken from the roofs of buildings on 34th and Park and 36th and 1st Avenue, this painting faces West and depicts a dynamic ten block area from Grand Central Station to the mid-fifties as far up as the Citicorp Building. Unlike the other cityscapes in the preceding sections, this one is monochromatic. There are other paintings of NYC where I have only worked them in one or two colors. This is done on purpose to highlight the structural quality of the lines. Although difficult to see in this reproduction, the line carries the picture.

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"This Image Has Been Taken for Your Protection"
42"x 30", oil on canvas, 2001
Under federal law, artistic works such as songs, movies, books, and photographs can be copyrighted. Once the work is copyrighted, the creator of the work gets a number of rights including the exclusive rights to copy and distribute it. An oil painting is genetically impossible to copy.


Below: Early Tablet Vektor Sketch of the World Trade Center Towers
Perez-Rubio



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"View of the Twin Towers from Union Square Park from 14th Street and University"
oil on canvas, 34X42, 2000
(* Private Collection in San Francisco, California)

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"View of Lower Manhattan from the rooftop of 415 East 37th Street"
oil on canvas, 48X30, Winter of 1999
(* Private Collection in NYC)

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"View of the Bronx Zoo from Fordham Road with the skyline of Manhattan in the Background"
oil on canvas, 18X24, 1999
(* Private Collection, NYC)

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"The Twin Towers"
oil on canvas, 32X40, 1998
( * Private Collection, Miami Beach)

Good Times.

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Jorge Perez-Rubio was a painter living in New York. These paintings come from drawings, sketches, and site visits throughout New York City. To request additional information please email: perezrubio@yahoo.com

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