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1953 Lithograph Abe Birnbaum Artist Russian Tea Room Joseph Mayer AEFA1

1953 Lithograph Abe Birnbaum Artist Russian Tea Room Joseph Mayer AEFA1

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This is an original 1953 monochrome lithograph which depicts two interesting advertisements by artist Abe Brinbaum which were designed to promote these fascinating New York businesses. In the upper panel, a collection of very distressed artists appear to be in need of art supplies from the Joseph Mayer Company, Inc., located at 5-9 Union Square. The lower panel is a bit more cheery, with an exuberant solider reading his blade for a delicious shish kebab meal in the Russian Tea Room, at 150 West 57th Street.


This 58+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Lithograph; Monochrome
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.5 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 is a limited edition original lithograph, #1498 out of 2,000. Only the portfolio was numbered, not the individual lithograph's within it. 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. The artists used either litho crayon, ink, or tusche when creating their art works on the plates.

Period Paper has obtained an extraordinary, ultra-rare collection of original lithographs by some of the premier 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 limited edition, and included just 2,000. These lithographs are perhaps the most unique, rare, important advertising collectibles that exist for businesses and corporations.

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

Keywords specific to this image: Artists Equity Association, Contemporary Art, Modern Art, Easel Painters Painting, Fine Dining, Artists Materials Supplies

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