Dec 14, 2017 - Sale 2465

Sale 2465 - Lot 291

Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
"First Date." Illustration published on page 24 in Hall's "Legends of the Infinite City: Drawings of New York" (New York: GM Printing, 2003.) Pen, ink, and correction fluid on paper with collaged elements. 286x381 mm; 11 1/4x15 inches. Initialed in lower right corner and captioned in pencil at left; additionally stamped, titled, and dated 2002 on verso. Framed. Accompanying the drawing is a signed and limited first edition of the book (8vo, original binding; fine condition) with 33 plates.

Additional Details

A charming illustration of a young couple's first date in a Chinatown where the focus is more on the regulars than the oblivious lovers' table. Best known for his New Yorker illustrations, Hall's self-published collection is a sharp and witty take on city life in the spirit of the great social satirists such as George Grosz and Saul Steinberg.