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    James Avati (American, 1912-2005)
    Goodbye to Berlin, paperback cover, 1952
    Oil on board
    24-1/2 x 20-1/2 inches (62.2 x 52.1 cm)
    Signed lower left

    This illustration was produced on the cover of Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood's (Signet Books #937, 1952).

    Previously from the Estate of Charles Martignette.

    "Here is Christopher Isherwood's brilliant farewell to a city which was not only buildings, streets and people, but was also a state of mind which will never come again. It is goodbye to a Berlin wild, wicked, breathtaking, decadent beyond belief. First published in 1939 this book throws a vivid light on the historical background of Hitler's rise to power."

    This book was the basis for the Broadway musical and film Cabaret.

    Estimate: $18,000 - $24,000.

    Condition Report*: Under UV exam, there appears to be scattered areas of inpaint along the top edge, with a few touches of inpaint on or near the figure including: a 2 x 1 inch area of inpaint on the yellow skirt; A 1 x 1/2 inch area of retouching above the figures head; Three, 1/2 inch dots of inpaint left of the smoking cigarette. Mild frame abrasion, most apparent on the upper left edge.
    Framed Dimensions 26.5 X 22.5 Inches
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