May 23, 2019 - Sale 2510

Sale 2510 - Lot 85

Price Realized: $ 938
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
EDWARD MCKNIGHT KAUFFER (1890-1954) SPECIAL AREAS EXHIBITION / CHARING CROSS STATION. 1936.
39 1/4x24 1/4 inches, 99 3/4x61 1/2 cm. Waterlow & Sons Ltd., London.
Condition A: minor creases in image. Framed.
In the 1930s, Frank Pick (the CEO of the London Passenger Transport Board) decided to use the Charing Cross Station ticket hall as an exhibitions space. Kauffer designed a large photographic mural for the area, and "Pick also commissioned him to design posters and car-cards publicizing the new exhibition centre" (Kauffer p. 66). Accomplished in the New Typography style, this was also one of Kauffer's earliest uses of photomontage in a poster for the London Underground. rare. Kauffer 213....