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Weimer Pursell

(1906 -  1974 )
PURSELL Weimer American Airlines / To New York.

Swann Galleries
Nov 12, 2007
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Weimer Pursell - World's Fair Chicago / See Fifteen Foreign Villages

Weimer Pursell - World's Fair Chicago / See Fifteen Foreign Villages

Original 1934
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Lot number: 191
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191 WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) WORLD'S FAIR CHICAGO / SEE FIFTEEN FOREIGN VILLAGES. 1934. 21x14 inches, 53 1/4x35 1/2 cm. Neely Printing Company, Chicago. Condition A: minor restoration at edges; small repaired pin holes in corners. Silkscreen. Pursell designed several posters for the Chicago World's Fair, both in 1933 and 1934.
Weimer Pursell - Chicago World's Fair / A Century Of Progress

Weimer Pursell - Chicago World's Fair / A Century Of Progress

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Lot number: 200
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WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR / A CENTURY OF PROGRESS. 1933. 41 1/2x24 1/2 inches, 104 1/2x62 1/4 cm. Neely Printing Co., [Chicago.] Condition B+ / B: repaired tears, creases and overpainting along vertical and horizontal folds; foxing and time-staining in image. Pursell designed several posters for the Chicago World's Fair. This image is the most dramtic, depicting the three towers of the Federal Building (representing the branches of government) jutting up into the text. The vibrant colors in Pursell's design may well have been representative of the neon lights that lit up the fairgrounds at night. Thirty-nine million visitors came to the fair during the two years it was open. Resnick 16, World of Tomorrow p. 19.
Weimer Pursell - Ymca Hotel Chicago. 1939. Calendar.

Weimer Pursell - Ymca Hotel Chicago. 1939. Calendar.

Original 1939
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Lot number: 172
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30 1/4x17 3/8 inches, 76 1/2x43 1/2 cm.
Born in Tennessee, Pursell had no artistic training until the late 1920s when he moved to Chicago and enrolled at the city's prestigious Art Institute. He financed the completion of his studies through his work as a package designer and billboard artist. His successful career as a freelance illustrator in many of the most prestigious American magazines (Life, Redbook, Town & Country, Forbes and Newsweek). He also designed posters for some of the country's largest companies including American Airlines, Winchester Rifles, Coca-Cola and for he 1933 Chicago World's Fairas, well as propaganda posters (most memorably "When you ride Alone you Ride with HItler!"
Weimer Pursell - American Airlines / To New York.

Weimer Pursell - American Airlines / To New York.

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Lot number: 143
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WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974)

AMERICAN AIRLINES / TO NEW YORK.
39 3/4x30 1/8 inches.

Condition A: minor wrinkles in margins.
Classic American graphic modernism in the form of this abstract, high energy street scene. Skyscrapers, shop windows, traffic-filled streets and the hustle-and-bustle of New York City life are all represented. Pursell designed several highly regarded posters for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, several World War II propaganda posters (most memorably "When you ride Alone you Ride with Hitler!") and an image for Winchester Rifles. This figurative representation is reminiscent, in color and style, of Erik Nitsche's 1947 poster "say it fast...often...in color / Subway Posters."
Weimer Pursell - American Airlines / To New York

Weimer Pursell - American Airlines / To New York

Original 1956
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Lot number: 201
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WEIMER PURSELL (1906-1974) AMERICAN AIRLINES / TO NEW YORK. 1956. 40x29 3/4 inches, 40 1/2x75 1/2 cm. Condition B+: tears at edges; abrasions along sharp horizontal fold; creases in margins; punch holes in top margin. Paper. Abstracted skyscrapers, shop windows, traffic-filled streets and the hustle-and-bustle of New York City life are all represented in this high energy street scene - exemplary of classic American graphic Modernism. Pursell designed several highly-regarded posters for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, as well as World War II propaganda posters (most memorably, "When You Ride Alone You Ride With Hitler!") and an image for Winchester Rifles. This figurative representation is reminiscent, in color and style, of Erik Nitsche's 1947 poster, Say It Fast . . . Often . . . In Color / Subway Posters. Airways p. 119.
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