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    JOSE ARENTZ (20th Century)
    B. F. Goodrich Silvertowns Tire ad illustration, 1935
    Ink on paper
    22 x 17.75 in.
    Signed lower right
    Jose Arentz's futuristic piece of Art Deco advertising art, based on Hugh Ferris's Metropolis of Tomorrow, was published in numerous national magazines as a full page ad, and it was also reproduced as a special promotional poster.

    EXHIBITED:
    National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D. C.: August 6, 1984 - September 15, 1987
    The Brooklyn Museum: October 17, 1986 - February 16, 1987
    The Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: April 4, 1987 - June 28, 1987
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art: August 16 - October 18, 1987
    High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia: December 1, 1987 - February 14, 1988

    LITERATURE:
    Richard Guy Wilson, Dianne H. Pilgrim, and Dickran Tashjian, The Machine Age in America: 1918-1941, Harry N. Abrams, N. Y., Chapter three: "Selling the Machine Age," 1986, page 76.
    J. Corn, Yesterday's Tomorrow: Past Visions of the American Future, Baltimore, 1996, page 42.

    From the Estate of Charles Martignette.


    Condition Report*: Scattered wear along edges, vertical accretion in lower left quadrant, paper mounted onto cardboard, otherwise this lot is in good condition with only normal wear commensurate with age.
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    October, 2009
    27th Tuesday
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