Dec 10, 2019 - Sale 2526

Sale 2526 - Lot 12

Price Realized: $ 11,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
Group of Six Rheem Steel Oil Drum Illustrations. Together, six illustrations commissioned by Rheem Manufacturing Company, likely for a corporate calendar or advertising campaign for an industry publication. Circa 1946-49. Pen, ink, and graphite on thick paper; four with collaged typed captions. 295x372 mm; 11 1/2x14 1/2 inches. All signed "Steinberg" in lower corner of image. Printer's notes in margins with scattered toning and staining.

Additional Details

The following calendar months are captioned: June: "How can he lose on a Rheem platform?;" July: "Look, Mister, we don't sell the drums, only the oil.;" August: "Clever idea Jones...but don't you think their indestructibility will discourage the men?;" and [Unknown month]: "Since we got those new Rheem containers, he loves his work."