May 19, 2022 - Sale 2605

Sale 2605 - Lot 121

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000


[GOTHAM BOOK MART LOGO DESIGN]. Original ink maquette. Circa 1950s.

10 1/4x7 3/4 inches, 26x19 1/2 cm.
Condition B+: tape and tape residue at top edge and in corners; unobtrusive tape residue on verso; slight toning; ink with pencil on thick paper; hand-signed and inscribed by the artist in ink. Matted and framed.

With the inscription, "Designed for Frances Steloff, by E. McKnight Kauffer." Steloff founded Gotham Book Mart on 47th street in New York City in 1920, focusing on the Modernists and Avant-Garde authors, and hosting literary clubs like the James Joyce Society. Kauffer was a regular attendant of GBM events, alongside many other artists and writers.