Oct 15, 2020 - Sale 2547

Sale 2547 - Lot 113

Price Realized: $ 12,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500

DAVID KLEIN (1918-2005)


39 3/4x25 inches, 101x63 1/2 cm.
Condition A- / B+: expertly-repaired tears at edges, some into image; small replaced loss in lower left corner.

Abstract, but undeniably a view of Times Square, Klein conveys the billboards, lights, traffic and energy in a kaleidoscope of vibrant hues. The electric Day-Glo colors exude the visual splendor of the city. This is the rarer, 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.