In the mid-1920s, Maxim Kopf travelled to New York. He created there several paintings inspired by this metropolis. Times Square (1924), inspired by the early evening bustling atmosphere of the square bearing the same name, is one of the surviving paintings. The artist combined his impression from skyscrapers, the Broadway theatres, nightclubs, and bright light advertisements. The overall impression is further enhanced by the bustling crowd of pedestrians and passing automobiles which Kopf rendered with a nearly planar geometric style. The resulting composition, though civilian in the first plan, gives a cathedral and even mystical impression.