Posts Tagged ‘history of the Lower East Side’

The pushcarts and peddlers of Houston Street

October 11, 2010

George Luks’ 1916 “Houston Street” shows a fiery, frenzied scene of buying and selling.

In a review of Luks’ work, a 1916 New York Times article gives kudos to some recent paintings, including this one of Houston Street, “blazing with Oriental color,” according to the Times.