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DAVID KLEIN (1918-2005)NEW YORK / FLY TWA. 1956. 40x25 1/4 inches, 101 1/2x64 cm. Condition A-: unobtrusive repaired pin holes in corners; small abrasions at edges; some colors faded. A bright, abstract, kaleidoscopic view of Times Square, with its billboards, lights, traffic, energy and excitement. The electric Day-Glo colors further convey the visual splendor of the city. This is the rare, first printing of the poster, which features a detailed image of a TWA Constellation. Later versions depict the silhouette of a jet plane. A year after it was issued, a copy of this poster was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art for their permanent collection. Metzl p. 166, Airways p. 148 (var), MoMA 329.1957.