PAI-LIX: RARE POSTERS - NEW AUCTION DATE NOVEMBER 18696 lots with images
November 18, 2012Live Auction
601 West 26th Street
New York, NY, 10001 USA
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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 21 7/8 x 31 1/2 in./55.6 x 80 cm Walker Litho, Dayton On the morning of December 17, 1903, Orville & Wilbur Wright set off to change the course of history by taking to the skies in the first controlled flight by a human in a motorized aircraft. It was only on their fourteenth attempt that Wilbur, strapped face down to the latticework of wood struts, wire, and cotton, managed to maintain an altitude of fifteen feet for one-tenth of a mile before crash landing after 59 seconds. Thus began the brothers’ lifetime dedication to the science of aviation. In 1908, after a year of record breaking flights both at home and abroad, the US Government accepted the Wright machine for army use, and the brothers established the Wright Company in Dayton. This poster uses the hometown heroes alongside a breathtaking view of their biplane soaring over the countryside to promote their appearance at a local air show. This lot also includes the original, complete program from the day’s events.
Condition Report: B/ Slight tears, primarily in top & bottom text areas.View additional info »
Description: Artist: HANS RUDI ERDT (1883-1918) Size: 32 7/8 x 52 1/4 in./85.4 x 132.5 cm An exceptionally rare two-sheet poster featuring Orville Wright’s Model A biplane. Sponsored by a local newspaper, it advertises an airshow over Tempelhof Field in Berlin, and skillfully presents the majesty of these new flying machines against a sunset-orange sky.
Condition Report: B/ Slight tears, primarily at edges.View additional info »
Description: Artist: ROBERT DICK Size: 42 3/8 x 14 1/2 in./107.5 x 36.7 cm Done in Sem-like caricature, this rare lithograph gives us a comprehensive lineup of the pioneers of flight. From left to right: Wilbur and Orville Wright, Curtiss, Count de Lambert, Gabriel Voisin, Santos Dumont, Sommer, Henry Farman, Paulhan, Hubert Latham, Rougier, Louis Blériot, and Delagrange.
Condition Report: B+/ Slight tears at edges.View additional info »
Description: Artist: WEILUC (Lucien-Henri Weil, 1873-1947) Size: 8 1/2 x 12 in./21.6 x 30.4 cm As a popular cartoonist, Weiluc did endless renderings of celebrities. Here, he gives us a rather unimpressed Wilbur Wright, ignoring the many laurels around his feet in favor of attentively observing the uncharted horizon. Below, the artist has dedicated this drawing to Commandant Renard, the head of the French Defense Aviation Department.
Condition Report: Signed pencil drawing. Framed.View additional info »
Description: Artist: RENE HERMANN-PAUL (1864-1940) Size: 29 1/2 x 46 3/4 in./75 x 118.7 cm Publicité Wall, Paris This is the only known copy of this remarkable poster promoting an early air meet in Cannes. With both trees and birds populating the white cloud below, and a pilot’s small feet peeking out of the biplane, we realize we are looking down on the earth from the sky, the pilot mid-loop-de-loop.
Condition Report: B/ Restored slight tears, primarily at vertical fold.View additional info »