The Bookstore, Exterior

Red Grooms1978/2008

Hudson River Museum

Hudson River Museum
Yonkers, NY, United States

The Bookstore deftly joins two favorite haunts of New York City book lovers—the Isaac Mendoza Book Company, the oldest secondhand bookshop in NYC, and the Pierpont Morgan Library—into a work of art. The piece incorporates many of the themes that run through Grooms’ best work: the marriage of art and commerce, the clash of high and low, colorful New York characters, and an inviting three-dimensional space that envelops and transports the viewer. Learn more about The Bookstore here.


  • Title: The Bookstore, Exterior
  • Creator: Red Grooms
  • Date Created: 1978/2008
  • Provenance: Museum Purchase, 1980 (80.4.1)
  • Medium: mixed media

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