About the Artwork

Marsden Hartley traveled to New Mexico for the first and only time in 1918. He found the Southwest both inspiring and challenging, writing, “There is nothing in conventional esthetics that will express the red deposits, the mesas, and the Canyon of the Rio Grande.” Even after moving away, he continued to ponder the Southwest, later producing the New Mexico Recollections series, including this work, in Berlin. He reprised the subject in unconventional ways, using atypical colors and little detail.

Marsden Hartley viajó a Nuevo México por primera y única vez en 1918. El Suroeste le pareció inspirador y a la vez desafiante: “No existe nada en la estética convencional que pueda expresar los depósitos rojos en la roca, las mesas, el cañón del río Grande”. Incluso ya lejos, siguió recordando el Suroeste y produjo, desde Berlín, la serie Recuerdos de Nuevo México, que incluye esta obra. Luego retomó el tema en formas menos convencionales, con colores atípicos y pocos detalles.

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About Our Prints


Denver Art Museum Custom Prints offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks in the collections and exhibitions of the Denver Art Museum. Hand-made in the USA using gallery-quality materials, we create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.


Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. We are continually adding new artworks to our offering, so be sure to check back regularly as you build your own gallery. A variety of molding styles means our custom framed prints can match any type of decor.

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