Nov 11, 2002 - Sale 1951

Sale 1951 - Lot 3

Price Realized: $ 805
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
EXPRESS. 1954.
33 1/2x23 1/4 inches. CWF.
Condition A: minor restoration in margins; pinhole and crease in right bottom corner.
In the tradition of the great railroad posters by Cassandre, Fix-Masseau and Roland Hugon, an anonymous Polish artist has placed the headlamp of an oncoming train in the distance beneath a rising plume of smoke at the focal point of the distant rails. The movie is the famous Russian film Pojezd idjot na vostok ("The Train
to the East"). Directed by Julij Rajzman, the 1948 movie is a love story about two people who meet on the Trans-Siberian railroad. It is a light comedy and a travelogue about and through the USSR. Apparently even Stalin stated that he enjoyed the film and would have liked to have been on the train....