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New School photograph collectionBuildings and campus (NS040101.SII) ➔ Unidentified Event in the Orozco Room of 66 West 12th Street Building of The New School with Erwin Piscator, Alexandre Koyre, Henri Gregoire

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Related people/organizations

New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997) (commissioner)
Conrad Eiger (photographer)



Work Type

photographic prints


The photograph depicts an unidentified event with Erwin Piscator (second from the left, facing the camera), Alexandre Koyre (third from left in the front), and Henri Gregoire (possibly first from right in the front) in the Orozco Room. Probably Mary Urban can be seen sitting on Piscator's left, and Georges Gurvitch on her left. Orozco painted a series of murals in 1930 to cover each wall of the dining room on the 5rd floor of the new building of The New School that was designed by Joseph Urban, and open to the public in 1931. The murals that are the only remaining examples of a Mexican muralist in New York, were restored in the 1980s. Photographer: Conrad Eiger from Black Star 


Mrs. Urban, Piscator, Gurvitch, Spiro [?] Mrs. Piscator, Brecht / Ecole Libre / [mural by Jose Clemente Orozco];Credit: Conrad Eiger from Black Star / Graybar Building, New York


box 4, folder 14



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