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    New York World's Fair (Grinnell Litho, 1939) World's Fair (20" X 30"). Perhaps the defining poster image of the 1939 New York World's Fair, this 20" X 30" lithograph is by Joseph Binder. Born in 1898 and trained as a painter in Vienna, Binder was heavily influenced by the lessons of Cubism and its Dutch counterpart De Stijl. In 1933 Binder was guest lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he championed posters as a discipline in its own right. In 1936 he moved permanently to New York. In 1938, the New York World's Fair held a competition for a poster design to represent the fair and Binder's futuristic rendering was selected as winner. It has been included in just about every history of the fair and it was one of only several posters included in the noted Art Deco exhibition that toured major British and U.S. museums over the past several years. Very Fine condition on Linen.

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    March, 2005
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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