Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 255

Price Realized: $ 625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000

JOHN ATHERTON (1900-1952)

New York World's Fair.
Color lithograph poster, unbacked. 762x508 mm, 30x20 inches. Grinnell Litho. Co., Inc., New York. 1939.

This is the larger format.

Atherton was a graphic designer and a surrealist painter. While he designed numerous covers for The Saturday Evening Post, Fortune and Holiday magazines, his output of posters was rather small; he is best remembered for this poster he designed for the New York World's Fair. He also designed at least two World War II posters.

World of Tomorrow p. 218, Streamline p. 75.