New York City fans will love these new works of art from Sam Dobrow

New Additions to the Americus Series

On Friday, January 17, 2020, Sam Dobrow will release two new works of art for the Americus Series, a body of surreal art based on photographs made in North America. These new works are based on photographs of Columbus Circle and Hudson Yards in Manhattan. Once again, Sam Dobrow combines his eye for photography with his vision of what could be.

Each of these images draws upon strong camera skills to select an appropriate lens and camera angle to capture photographs of large scale architecture that can later be manipulated to adjust perspective and keystoning distortions. Keystoning is the visual distortion that occurs when shooting tall buildings where the film (sensor) plane is not parallel to the facade of the structure being photographed. Keystoning causes structures appear to be leaning in or falling away from the viewer. Dobrow’s attention to detail in perfecting the architectural elements of his photograph before melting them gives his imagery heightened realism in his surreal composition.

These ready to hang, limited edition, 20″ x 30″ giclee prints, face mounted to acrylic glass, are priced at $1995. Now through January 17, they are offered at a initial private offer price of $1495. Please order on the website (this blog page) to obtain the discount price.


Columbia is both a tribute to the location of Columbus Circle in Manhattan where the base photograph was made as well as to the Columbia space shuttle that disintegrated upon reentry into the earth’s atmosphere on February 1, 2003, killing all seven crew members. Columbia, first launched on April 12, 1981, was the first US space shuttle. It flew 28 missions during 22 years of service. This work of art anticipates Columbia reentering earth orbit on its final mission, only to find a somewhat altered reality than when the crew launched into space.

Columbia $1495

Pre-release price before Jan 17, 2019


Quantum Concentrator

Quantum Concentrator is a surreal depiction of British architect, Thomas Heatherwick’s, public art project located in Manhattan’s prestigious Hudson Yards. Heatherwick, locals and visitors alike, enthralled by the bizarre Escheresque structure, have been unable to name the structure which has been given the temporary name “Vessel”. Vessel is an elaborate honeycomb-like structure that rises 16 stories and consists of 154 flights of stairs, 2,500 steps, and 80 landings for visitors to climb. The components were manufactured in Italy, shipped to Manhattan and assembled on location. Dobrow sees Vessel as a receptacle searching for signals from deep space. He has named his surreal depiction of Vessel “Quantum Concentrator”, referring to the funnel-like shape collecting and concentrating fragments of energy from deep space and then beaming them back into space as an invitation from our civilization to another.

Quantum Concentrator $1495

Pre-release price before Jan 17, 2019