Advertising Art, Illustration, Paul Herkel, From Stone to Steel, Industrial Bridge Design, New York City Exhibition, Vintage Painting, 20th Century
Paul Revere Herkel II
From Stone to Steel
American: 2nd Quarter 20th Century
Gouache on artist’s board
Signed verso in pencil
21.5 x 15 inches
Poster design for an industrial exhibition held in New York City at Grand Central Palace, an exhibition hall located on Lexington Avenue and 46th Street from 1911 to 1953. The clean, Modernist composition symbolically places a steel suspension bridge over a medieval stone bridge with knights marching across it.
Condition: Generally good with the usual overall wear, toning, soiling associated with working illustration art. Edges chipped, but can be matted out. Some bit of scattered foxing.
Dunlap, David. “When Trade Shows Were Both Grand and Central.” New York Times. 18 December 2012. https://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/18/when-trade-shows-were-both-grand-and-central/ (21 April 2017).