Jan 22, 2015 - Sale 2372

Sale 2372 - Lot 179

Price Realized: $ 6,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
"Dinner at Eight." Watercolor on paper with acetate overlays hand-lettered in gouache. 298x146 mm; 11 3/4x5 3/4 inches, image. Signed in image, lower left. Final poster design for the Lincoln Center Theater play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber, directed by Gerald Guierrez, 2002. Archivally matted and framed. Society of Illustrators exhibition label and artist's bookplate on verso.

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James McMullan is an author and illustrator but is best known as a poster artist. His illustrations have appeared in Esquire, Rolling Stone, Time, and New York Magazine. Since 1986 he has been the exclusive poster designer for the Lincoln Center Theater and has designed more than 50 of their posters. This is the first time his original poster art has come to auction.