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1957 Lithograph Fortune Magazine Leo Leonni Artwork Numbered Color AEF6

1957 Lithograph Fortune Magazine Leo Leonni Artwork Numbered Color AEF6

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This is an original 1957 single-sided lithograph by Leo Leonni, which was intended to promote Fortune magazine. Although it may look like a paint-by-numbers, this unique piece blends and simplifies the urban landscape in much the same way that Fortune magazine reached (and continues to reach) out to its readers by providing them with useful information in a way that was fun and easy to comprehend.

This is not a lithograph "after" the artist. This lithograph was created by the original artist on the lithograph plate, and is, therefore, a true original lithograph.

Period Paper has obtained an extraordinary, ultra-rare collection of original lithographs by some of the premier graphic artists of the 1950's. These lithographs were produced for an annual art event in the 1950's for local businesses and major corporations largely based in New York. Historically important for corporate archivists, these are extremely rare to locate and are virtually unseen individually. The original lithographs were produced in only one edition, and included just 2,000. These lithographs are perhaps the most unique, rare, important advertising collectibles that exist for businesses and corporations.


This 54+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No natural defects. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Lithograph; Black on Cream Stock
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.75 x 12 inches; 22 x 30 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Leonni, Leo. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

Leo Leonni

Leo Leonni (1910-1999) lived in Holland and Italy prior to relocating to the United States, where he began working for Fortune Magazine, various advertising agencies, as well as writing and illustrating childrenÕs books. Leonni was recognized for his avant-garde and futurism styles.

Keywords specific to this image: aefac, Publications, Literature, Printing Industry, Publishing Industry, Construction Work, Construction Worker

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