signed by artist, lower right under image on mount in graphite: ralph steiner; on verso, by artist, center in black marker: In the 1920s the north end of / Times Square was "stopped" by / a huge sign - maybe it is still there. / musicians, vaudeville actors, stage hands / exchanged gossip and jokes under the sign. / r.st.; by unknown hand, upper right in graphite: #9568; bottom right: Steiner/H-K; crossed out in black ink: [?]
Isaac Lagnado, New York; gift to NGA, 2013.