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    Sale 2490 | Lot 198
    Price Realized: $13,750With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2490 Lot 198

      ADOLPH TREIDLER (1886-1981) NEW YORK / THE WONDER CITY OF THE WORLD. 1927.
      40 3/4x27 inches, 103 1/2x68 1/2 cm. Latham Litho & Printing Co., Long Island City.
      Condition A-: small replaced loss at lower right edge; expertly-repaired tear at top edge, slightly into image; minor creases at edges; scratches in image.
      An evocative and dramatic nighttime view of the tip of Manhattan seen past the Statue of Liberty. The "city that never sleeps" is depicted full of life and light, as seen in skyscrapers, ferries, tugboats and a spotlight. Treidler's extensive career as a poster designer began during the First World War and carried on through the 1960s, when he was the in-house designer for Furness Cruise Lines. Treidler, "arguably the nation's most outstanding poster artist," considered this image to be one of his two best-known works (Zega p. 68). rare. We could find only four other copies at auction since 1997. Zega 88, Posters & Publicity 1927 p. 18.

      Estimate $5,000 - 7,500


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $13,750