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1 Eighth Annual of Advertising Art from Advertisements Shown at the Exhibition of the Art Directors Club, Art Center, New York, May 4 to 29, 1929
New York Art Directors Club of New York 1929 First Edition Cloth Very Good Plus 
4to. 29 by 21 cm. [15], 134, [46] pp. With hundreds of pictorial ads reproduced, mostly several to a page, but a significant number full page and 39 pages in full color. With the distance of nine decades, one can see that the close affinity of these fine examples of commercial art and the more high-toned gallery artwork of the day, and that the boundary separating the commerical from the more purely artistic was a blur. In fact, some of the designers, painters or photographers here are revered today for their non-commercial work.. Guy Arnoux, Edward Steichen, Norman Rockwell, Benito, N.C. Wyeth, Georges LePape, Rockwell Kent are among those with recognizable names today. Here abound cloched hatted Flappers, handsome Arrow-collared Ivy Leaguers, Art Deco linealities and sophistication, the dramatic city-scapes evocative of Sloane, Bellows and Hopper, literal historicism. There is a wide range of styles and sensibilities, but an overarching commonality is the effective economy and drama invested in so many of the images. Light wear to the cover. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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[Poster] Cannstatter Park
2 [Poster] Cannstatter Park
Baltimore, MD A. Hoen & Co. Near Fine 
Colorful poster of German American amusement park from bygone era! N.d., circa 1915. Oblong, 47.5 by 74 cm. With blond wood frame, 53 by 79 cm. There is a Cannstatter Park in Philadelphia, but we believe that this poster might actually depict a park that bore the same name in Baltimore, both of which had German festivals. The Baltimore amusement park started, it would appear, with the Cannstatter Volkfest, a harvest festival in the fall, which was staged in what was first known as Frederick Road Park of Baltimore. An architectural centerpiece of the festival was a 30 to 40 foot high wooden column that would be decked in fruits and produce, not unlike a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade. As that produce rotted during the weeklong festival, it would be assiduously replaced, supposedly. In this poster, that colorful poster is depicted on the left. On the right is the larger image of the formal entrance, and the mostly plain red-roofed stalls, merry-go-round and pavilions beyond, with the grounds verdant and people dressed up in the style of the teens. Several small tears, all quite inconspicuous. We have not examined the poster outside the frame. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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[Poster] The New Baby.  A Howling Success.  Chaperoned by David DeWolf.  "Noah, wait and get your medicine"
3 [Poster] The New Baby. A Howling Success. Chaperoned by David DeWolf. "Noah, wait and get your medicine"
New York The U.S. Printing Co. Russell Morgan Print. 1899 NA Very Good 
Oblong poster, 58 by 71.5 cm. Depicting a frightened bald man being pursued by a man with a rifle and club, and what looks like workers in a hotel -- a bellhop, maids, and who knows who else, those in the background laughing as if it is all a lark. There were quite a few different posters created for this particular play. Minor tears and moderate soiling along the margin. The pictorial core is unaffected and remains bright. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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[Poster] Artropoly.  East Village.  A Guide.  A documentary., Jones, Alan Michael Kohn, Carlo McCormick, Nicolas Mourfarrege and Roland Hagenberg.
4 Jones, Alan Michael Kohn, Carlo McCormick, Nicolas Mourfarrege and Roland Hagenberg. [Poster] Artropoly. East Village. A Guide. A documentary.
New York Pelham Press 1985 NA Very Good 
Mock game poking fun at the East Village art 1980s art scene. The poster is 48 x 64 cm. In the game, there are 68 spaces, some accompanied by line drawings. Even if one doesn't get the insider-ish jokes of a particular space, not only is the general idea (ruthless ambition, hypocrisy, careerism, etc. satirized) always apparent, but the final space says it all: "You become a major success and lose your friends." The line drawings capture the graffiti art style then enjoying its embrace by the commercial art establishment. Uncommon. New York Public is the only known institutional copy. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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