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    JAMES AVATI (American, 1912-2005)
    Goodbye to Berlin, paperback cover, 1952
    Oil on board
    24.5 x 20.5 in.
    Signed lower left
    This illustration appeared as the cover to Christopher Isherwood's novel, Goodbye to Berlin, Signet Books #937, 1952.

    "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.

    From the Estate of Charles Martignette
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