This is a very unusual and unique work, 23 1/4" by 18 3/4", (39 3/4" by 28" framed), in tempera or similar medium on board, signed at lower right by artist G. W. Harris and dated 1992. Difficult to describe, I would say it is a compilation of themes relating to the Harlem area of Manhattan, home to African-American culture for decades. Among the pictorial elements are a 125th Street sign, a marquee sign with "Miles Davis" and the Apollo Theater, the Daily News, and "Bar". One needs to linger and study the composition. Colors are bright and saturated. I cannot find information on a contemporary artist by this name. There is no glass, so the art has picked up a few scratches over the years, including a dig near the 125th Street sign, a horizontal abrasion to the left of that area and a few other abraded small areas, but the flaws are pretty minor in terms of the overall composition, which tends to hide them well.
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