Artist: Rainer Gross
Portfolio: Liberty Collection
Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil
Edition: 400, AP 20
Paper Size: 24 x 34 inches
Rainer Gross's thoughts on the Statue of Liberty - "I first arrived in New York City From
Germany in 1971 via Hartford Connecticut International Airport. Arriving
in the city by bus through the Bronx and Harlem, I was deprived the
romantic entry by boat seeing the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.
Taking the CHeapest joy ride in town, the Staten Island Ferry, I first
saw her close up from a couple of hundred yards or so. She was by far
the largest female I had ever encountered. Even though I was quite impresses
by the statue itself, I felt more threatened than Liberated."