The Wyeth’s are America’s first family of popular artists. Starting with NC, the patriarch who created the images of our youth; to son Andrew with his regionalist images of the Brandywine Valley, to grandson Jamie who excelled in portraits, landscapes, and images of animals and birds. Pig is a classic; the original hung in father Andrew’s master bedroom.
The Grand Palais is the premier exhibit venue in central Paris. Located on the Champs Elysees, the Grand Palais hosted in 1980 a exhibit of the works of Clause Monet. Over 200 pieces of artwork were displayed including Tulips in Holland, which was featured on the exhibit poster.
Saul Steinberg always saw humor in the world around him. A View of the World From 9th Avenue was his take on how New Yorkers in the 1970’s and probably today as well viewed the rest of the world. Originally the March 29,1976 cover on The New York er magazine, this poster has become iconic over the years giving Eustace Tilley a run for his money as the iconic representation f the magazine. Oft copied, this is the original poster struck by the magazine in response to customer demand.
First year students arrived at Hogwarts via rowboats. Led by Hagrid they crossed the lake after alighting the Hogwarts Express. This is one of three pre-release posters for the film showing Hogwarts against the night sky.
Owl Post was the way young magicians were invited to Hogwarts. Harry Potter lived with his evil Aunt and Uncle on Privet Drive. Uncle Vernon was none to happy when thousands showed up for Harry. This is one of the pre-release one sheets for the film.
The start of a motion picture phenomenon. Harry Potter was already a household name when the first film was produced. To the legion of fans there was concern about turning the books into film. With three young unknowns in the lead roles, supported by a cast of legendary actors, the film was a great success spawning a full series of eight films.
Jochen Rindt was Autria’s first World Champion. He dominated the sport from May to September 1970 winning 5 of 6 races on his way to the World Champiosnhip. Sadly, he would be killed in September of that year in a practice accident at Monza for the Italian Grand Prix. He remains the only Posthumous World Champion. In 1969 he finished 3rd in the championship, scoring his first ever win at Watkins Glen. This photo is of the start finish line at the Canadian GP at Mosport, where he finished 3rd.
Mark Donohue came to racing as a college student at Brown University. In 1966, he teamed with Roger Penske racing sports cars, wining the USRRC twice. He raced Ford GT 40’s at Le Mans, won the Daytona and Sebring Endurance Races, the Indianapolis 500 in 1972, and the Trans Am series. Nicknamed Captain Nice due to his quiet demeanor, he retired from racing in 1973, but was lured back when Penske entered F1 in 1974. This photo is of Donahue in the Penske PC1 going uphill into the Esses at The Glen in 1974.