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1953 Lithograph William Gambini Greenwhich Village Paul Lobel Martin Park AEFA1

1953 Lithograph William Gambini Greenwhich Village Paul Lobel Martin Park AEFA1

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This is an original 1953 monochrome lithograph by American artist William Gambini. Intended to promote the businesses of the Greenwich Village Craft Center, located at West 4th Stree, New York City, it depicts a cute park scene of children, pets, and pigeons, with the Center's businesses and addresses simply scribbled along the side. At the time, the Greenwich Village Craft Center was comprised of the following: Paul Rey Jewelry, the Little Frame Shop, Paul Martin Jewelry, The Sorceress Leather, The Willow Ceramics, Jon's Scandinavian Shop, Phyllis Jewelry, Far East and West Art, Paul Lobel Jewelry, Art Smith Jewelry and more. All of them were located on West 4th Street.


This 58+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging in margins. No creases. 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 Gambini, William. Artist signature in print - embedded in image.

William (Bill) Gambini

William (Bill) Gambini (1918-2010) was an American artist hailing from Brooklyn, New York. He was most recognized for his abstract expressionist paintings. GambiniÕs art has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Later, he served as an instructor at the Art Students League of New York.

Keywords specific to this image: Artists Equity Association, Contemporary Art, Modern Art, Jewelers, Accessories, Art Picture Frames, West 4th street

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