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Harvey Kurtzman Lithograph: Times Square S&N

Harvey Kurtzman Lithograph: Times Square S&N
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    In 1960, at the height of his powers, legendary cartoonist Harvey Kurtzman (1924-1993) drew this deliriously detailed panorama for Pageant Magazine. In 1975 the large original was transformed into 500 exceptional prints by animator Phil Kimmelman (who produced Kurtzman's ward-winning animated shorts for Sesame Street). Kurtzman captured something in 1960 that has long since vanished ---the original arcade gallery.

    Crammed full of patrons, pinball games and mechanical arcade games from an era long before today's flashy digital games, and drawn when New York City's Times Square was still a cheesy place (in the best sense) this print is a remarkable cultural snapshot of a lost era. We should add, speaking of snapshots, that we've seen Kurtzman's research photos, and this place actually existed, right down to the grotesque rubber masks and fake headline machines.

    This limited edition print sold out long ago, and to our knowledge it is available nowhere else. We still have a small number in our inventory. 16 inches x 21 inches, on heavy paper. Shipped flat between lots of protective cardboard.

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