104 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010  | 
(212) 254-4710  |  Mon - Fri, 10AM - 6PM
Follow Us:
  • We are happy to call you during the auction and place bids on your behalf. To arrange phone bidding, please call Swann's bid department during business hours.

    (212) 254-4710 ext. 0
    Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM

     

    Or, e-mail a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to phonebids@swanngalleries.com. Be sure to include a phone number where we can reach you.

    Bids may also be submitted via fax. Send a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to (212) 979-1017. You will receive a confirmation before the sale.

    Sale 2476 | Lot 201
    Price Realized: $2,470With Buyer's Premium
    Show Hammer Price
    • Click Image To Enlarge

    • Sale 2476 Lot 201

      WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) AMERICAN AIRLINES / TO NEW YORK. 1956.
      40x29 3/4 inches, 40 1/2x75 1/2 cm.
      Condition B+: tears at edges; abrasions along sharp horizontal fold; creases in margins; punch holes in top margin. Paper.
      Abstracted skyscrapers, shop windows, traffic-filled streets and the hustle-and-bustle of New York City life are all represented in this high energy street scene - exemplary of classic American graphic Modernism. Pursell designed several highly-regarded posters for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, as well as World War II propaganda posters (most memorably, "When You Ride Alone You Ride With Hitler!") and an image for Winchester Rifles. This figurative representation is reminiscent, in color and style, of Erik Nitsche's 1947 poster, Say It Fast . . . Often . . . In Color / Subway Posters. Airways p. 119.

      Estimate $1,000 - 1,500


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,470