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    New York Central Building (Latham Litho and PTG. Co., Long Island, NY, 1930) Architectural Poster (27" X 41"). The view is looking down Park Avenue in 1930 towards the New York Central Building which towers above Grand Central Terminal (Grand Central Station is the Post Office down the street.) Strangely enough, if you were to recreate this view today, the building would look much the same because it has been restored and relit to look almost identical to the image on the poster. The only major difference would be the looming skyscraper behind it, which was originally called The Pan Am building and is now called by whatever name somebody was willing to pay for. The poster's artist, Chesley Bonstell (1888-1986) started his career as an architectural illustrator, which is why he received the commission to do this poster and several other of buildings in other cities associated with the New York Central line. Bonstell moved away from this kind of work to become perhaps the preeminent illustrator of interplanetary themes. His paintings of the planets decorated the lobby of the New York Planetarium and graced the cover of many science fiction magazines. Using spectrograhic analysis, he attempted to create the color schemes on the surface of the planets in the solar system. When one of the probes landed on a far distant planet and sent pictures back to earth, one of the first messages flashed across the system was: "Tell Bonstell He Was Right." Very Fine+ condition on Linen.

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    March, 2005
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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