|Description: We offer a signed lithograph by Don Freeman. “Box Office” is 9 ¾” x 11 7/8” on off white paper 13 ½” x 17”, titled and signed under the image in pencil “Box Office, Don Freeman ‘34” with an additional printed signature at the top right corner. A sultry woman on the arm of a short and round tuxedoed man sets the tone for the piece: top hats and street peddlers, fur coats and paper boys, glittering lights on littered sidewalks. Item #PR00216.
Don Freeman (1909-1978) moved to New York City in 1928 and studied at the Art Students' League with John Sloane and Harry Wickey. He was constantly drawing the things he saw around him, and his depictions of the 1930s-1950s Broadway scene in particular are held in high regard. He is perhaps best remembered today for the children's books he wrote and illustrated, including Corduroy.
Condition: The print is laid down to illustration board, the margins are lightly toned from the matting.Otherwise a bold print of a great subject with faults not visible when matted.