1986 Beryl Cook Bryant Park Signed Litho Print


An iconic and scarce signed silk screen lithograph print by the World famous Plymouth artist Beryl Cook (1926 - 2008).

The picture is titled ‘Bryant Park’ and depicts a woman laying on a park bench, with a cigarette in her hand. This is not a suggestive sensual image, rather the stark contrast between a down and out resting in the park, surrounded by one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in the World, being in Manhattan, New York. Beryl Cook's is nearly always a 'tongue in cheek' critique of City life, but with an element of warmth and humour. Her characters are always portrayed on the voluptuous side. Although most her art is inspired by her hometown of Plymouth, England, she did travel and painted scenes abroad.

Bryant Park is a beloved, year-round New York City destination. Known as Manhattan's Town Square, the park is famous for its lush seasonal gardens, free activities, world class restrooms, and al fresco dining. Located adjacent to the New York Public Library and surrounded by iconic skyscrapers, Bryant Park is visited by more than 12 million people each year and is one of the busiest public spaces in the world.

The print run was limited to a small run of 300 examples, and this is numbered 246, making it scarcer than other prints by her. The condition of the unmounted print is good. The example is numbered, titled and signed in pencil by Beryl Cook.

Image Size: 59 x 47 cm (23 ¼ x 18 ½ inches)
Print Size: 80 x 70 cm (31 ½ x 27 ½ inches)
Weight: 160 g