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    Sale 2093 | Lot 173
    Price Realized: $6,000With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2093 Lot 173

      NEMBHARD N. CULIN (1908-1990) NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR. 1937.
      29x19 1/2 inches. New York World's Fair 1939 Corporation, New York.
      Condition B+: pinholes and losses in corners; tears in margins; creases in margins and image; vertical and horizontal folds. Framed.
      "A colorful bird's-eye view of the Theme Center [showing] fairgoers entering the Perisphere from the Trylon and leaving by the Helicline." (The World of Tomorrow p. 195). Themed "The World of Tomorrow," the fair's main attraction, housed inside the Perisphere, was a city of the future called "Democracity," which visitors viewed from revolving balconies. The story of this poster, contrary to many published descriptions, is as follows: It was published two years prior to the fair, when the plans for the Trylon and Perisphere were first released to the press. It was not part of the later competition won by Joseph Binder for the poster design ultimately chosen to promote the fair. Also, the poster has often been mis-attributed to Alice Mumford Cunin, when in fact the artist was Nembhard N. Culin, an architect who worked with the architectural firm of Frost, Frost & Fenner, designers of several pavilions for the fair. World's Fair p. 194, Resnick 26.

      Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $6,000