1953 Lithograph Ruth Guinzburg Art Martinson Coffee Enlightened Buddha AEFA1

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This is an ultra-rare original 1953 monochrome lithograph by artist Ruth Guinzburg which makes the slightly outrageous claim the "The Enlightened One knows Martinson's is coffee fit for the gods." It was intended to promote Martinson's Coffee; most interestingly, the owner Joe Martinson is reputed to be one of the reasons why the phrase "a cup of joe" is often used in American colloquial language. In incredible piece of artwork for a New York City NYC Coffeehouse today.

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 Guinzburg, Ruth. Artist initials in print - embedded in image.

Ruth Guinzburg

Ruth Guinzburg (1898-?) was a sculptor and painter who studied at the Art Students League of New York and at Columbia University. Guinzburg exhibited at the National Sculpture Society, the Salons of America, and the Society of Independent Artists, and is associated with the National Sculpture Society.

Keywords specific to this image: Buddhism, Indian, India, Eastern, Asia, Asian, Modern Art, Contemporary Art, Artists Equity Association, Religion, Religious, Drink, Drinking, Cafe

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