NOVEMBER 18, 2007
Antonio Petruccelli (1907-1994)
After acquiring this original 1938 artwork at Illustration House’s winter auction in New York last year, we’re happy to offer it as a Plan59/Shorpy holiday print, in the quantities and sizes listed below. The 30 x 22 inch prints are offered in a limited edition of 100; the 44 x 56 prints in a limited edition of 10. This edition of prints closes Jan. 1, and will reopen with Series III in November 2008.
ABOUT THE ARTIST. Antonio Petruccelli made a name in the graphic arts with his covers for Fortune magazine and the New Yorker in the 1930s and 40s. The gouache here was reproduced over a full page in the December 1938 issue of Fortune, and also as a Christmas card sent to subscribers. The prints we’ve struck are stunningly gorgeous and show exquisite detail. We’re certain they’ll be a joy to give, and an ever greater joy to get.
— David Hall