1953 Lithograph Jo Anne Schneider Art Harris Block Real Estate New York AEFA1

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This is an original 1953 monochrome lithograph by Jo Anne Schneider which humorously features a harlequin dangling marionette versions of New York real estate in order to promote the Harris Block Company. Although it was located a 12 East 41st Street for many years in the mid-to-late 20th century, today that address is used by Sunrise Mart, a Japanese café which specializes in authentic Asian cusine.

CONDITION

This 58+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging in margins. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Lithograph; Monochrome
  • Grade: 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 Schneider, Jo Anne. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

Keywords specific to this image: Artists Equity Association, Modern Art, Contemporary Art, Jester, Marionette, Bridges

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