Jul 16, 2020 - Sale 2541

Sale 2541 - Lot 148

Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
Long Day's Journey Into Night. Original poster maquette featuring Eugene O'Neill, based on Carlotta Monterey O'Neill's photograph of the author reproduced on the dust jacket cover of the first edition of the book, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1956. The poster was created circa 1956 for the Broadway debut of the award-winning play at The Helen Hayes Theatre. Mixed media, including gouache, graphite, ink, watercolor, and glaze mounted to board. 605x395 mm; 23 3/4x15 3/4 inches. Unsigned.

Provenance: From the artist's estate.

Irv Docktor was a prolific illustrator, graphic designer, and fine artist/muralist active in the 1950s-60s. His cover art for Robert Heinlein's sci-fi novels is among his most recognizable work.