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1953 Lithograph Franz Abstract Art Runkle Thompson Kovats Typographer AEFA1

1953 Lithograph Franz Abstract Art Runkle Thompson Kovats Typographer AEFA1

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This is an original 1953 monochrome lithograph by artist Franz which depicts a rather humor scene involving a busy print-maker glancing furtively over his shoulder at the bizarre robot-like apparition make of rough abstract lines. It was intended to promote "Runkle, Thompson, Kovats, Inc." of Chicago, who were "advertising typographers and distinctive printers."


This 58+ year old Item is rated Near Mint. Moderate wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Lithograph; Monochrome
  • Grade: Near Mint
  • 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.

Keywords specific to this image: Artists Equity Association, Typographers, Typography, Printers, Printing, Printmaking, Costume