1953 Lithograph Dorothy Paris Abstract Modern Art Maidenform Bras Female AEFA1

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This is an original 1953 monochrome lithograph by American artist Dorothy Paris which was intended to promote Maiden Form Bras. Located at 200 Madison Avenue, New York City, it was not until 1960 that the company officially became Maidenform, Inc.

CONDITION

This 58+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging in margins. 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 Paris, Dorothy. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

Dorothy Paris

Dorothy Paris (1899-?) was an American artist hailing from Boston, Massachusetts. She received her formal art education at Columbia University, as well as at the Art Students League of New York and the Academie de la Grand Chaumiere in Paris, France. She was most recognized for her paintings and ceramic works. Her art has been exhibited at the National Association of Women Artists, of which she was also affiliated. Paris also served as a contributing artist for the WPA Federal Arts Project.

Keywords specific to this image: AEA, Undergarments, Underwear, Brassiere, Contemporary Art

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