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Artway's superb vintage photographs of NY in the 1930's goes public - Exhibition and illustrated bio-catalog tells his remarkable story
Artway's superb vintage photographs of NY in the 1930's goes public - Exhibition and illustrated bio-catalog tells his remarkable story
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 “From the first time I laid eyes on a handful of Artway’s photographs I was possessed with the desire to see them all – the sooner the better - and I knew that I had to tell Artway’s story.”

Alexander Artway was a 19 year-old Russian immigrant arriving at Ellis Island in 1922. The story of his journey from the battlefields of the Russian Revolution to New York is extraordinary. Between 1922 and 1940 Artway became an American citizen, owned a diner in NYC, joined the Merchant Marines sailing around the world many times. Artway studied at NYU taking a degree in Architecture. Artway also traveled back to Stalinist Russia four times to visit his Mother and Sisters still living there. 

Through out his life and during all of his travels Artway made photographs. He left a collection of thousands of photographic prints and negatives of iconic images of Manhattan to earthy illustrations of his Russian family working the land.

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    Our heart felt thanks... every dollar brings us closer to our goal. Also, a photo postcard announcement and updates. Thank You so very much!

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    You will receive a packet of 10 Note Cards w/envelopes - each one a different image. These blank cards beautifully reproduce a handful of Alexander Artway's best photographs.

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    'THE HEART OF ARTWAY' is a 5x5 soft cover -full color book that reproduces the Best of Alexander Artway's vintage contact prints. Subjects included Manhattan skyscrapers, Central Park, Coney Island, Luxury Liners, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and much more. Your name will be listed on our Sponsorship Wall on the website.
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    'THE ARTWAY PROJECT'. This is an 8x10 soft cover illustrated biography and exhibition catalog. This book is 150 pages chock full of over 200 wonderfully reproduced photographs from the collection. Your name will be listed on our Sponsorship Wall on the website.
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    An 8x10 Silver Workprint: fiber based- archivally processed - with estate stamp. A work print is made in the process of crafting the limited editioned exhibition prints. They are often quite close to the quality of exhibition prints. These will only be available here. You will also receive the Note Card Set. Your name will be listed on our Sponsorship Wall on the website. Note: International backers will be asked to contribute to shipping costs.

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    An 11x14 Silver Workprint: fiber based- archivally processed - with estate stamp. A work print is made in the process of crafting the limited editioned exhibition prints. They are often quite close to the quality of exhibition prints. These will only be available here. You will also receive the Note Card Set. Your name will be listed on our Sponsorship Wall on the website.
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    An 8x10 Contemporary limited edition silver print: matted, fiber based- archivally processed - numbered - with estate stamp. Available only here at this price. You will also receive the Note Card Set and the 'ARTWAY PROJECT' catalog. Your name will be listed on our Sponsorship Wall on the website.
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    An 11x14 Contemporary limited edition silver print: matted, fiber based- archivally processed - numbered - with estate stamp. Available only here at this price. You will also receive the Note Card set and the 'HEART OF ARTWAY'. Your name will be listed on our Sponsorship Wall on the website. Note: International backers will be asked to contribute to shipping costs.

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    Because of your very generous contribution you will receive an Original Alexander Artway Vintage 1930's print as well as an 11x14 Contemporary limited edition silver print: matted, fiber based- archivally processed - numbered - with estate stamp. Available only here at this price. You will also receive the Note Card set, the 'HEART OF ARTWAY', and the 'ARTWAY PROJECT' catalog. Your name will be listed on our Sponsorship Wall on the website.
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    Because of your very generous contribution you will receive an Original Alexander Artway Vintage 1930's print as well as a 16x20 Contemporary limited edition silver print: matted, fiber based- archivally processed - numbered - with estate stamp. Available only here at this price. You will also receive the Note Card set, the 'HEART OF ARTWAY', and the 'ARTWAY PROJECT' catalog. Your name will be listed on our Sponsorship Wall on the website.
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