1953 Lithograph Howard Baer Thalspun Orlon Alamac Knitting Mills Inc 350 AEFA1

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This is an original 1953 monochrome lithograph by American artist Howard Baer which features a soft and fluffy herd of sheep in order to promote "Thalspun" Orlon Jersey Fabric by the Alamac Knitting Mills Inc., which was located at 350 Fifth Avenue in New York. In 1969 it was acquired by West Point-Pepperell, Inc., which in turn was co-mingled with various other companies until its most recent one, WestPoint Home, which has slowly been shutting down branches across the United States since the mid to late 2000s.

CONDITION

This 58+ year old Item is rated Near Mint. No creases. 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.

This piece was illustrated by Baer, Howard. Artist signature in print - bottom center of image.

Howard Baer

Howard Baer (1906-1986) received his art education from the Carnegie Institute of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Baer worked in various mediums and genres, and served in World War II as a Navy ÒWAVESÓ painter. Baer exhibited at the Carnegie Institute, the Corcoran Gallery and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He was a professor at the Parsons School of Design, and contributed to various magazines, including ÓThe New Yorker,Ó and Esquire.

Keywords specific to this image: Artists Equity Association, Sheep, Wildlife, Barnyard Farm Animals, Modern Art, Contemporary Art

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