The Mayan Room

Artist:Cardwell Higgins
Date:1930s
Medium:Gouache on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 28 1/2" x 19" Framed 40 1/2" x 31"
Condition:Mint
Original Use:Brochure and Menu Art for "The Restaurant Mayan" - Rockefeller Center, New York
Price:$3500.00
Above: Full view of gouache painting
Above: Detail of Mayan inspired ornamentation
Above: The artist Cardwell Higgins at work
Above: Promotional Brochure Created for the opening of the restaurant included in sale

This large Mayan themed stylized gouache illustration on board was created as a menu design and brochure cover for Rockefeller Center's innovative Restaurant Mayan 16 West 51st. Street, New York. A brochure printed for the opening of the restaurant which shows Higgins at work painting mural panels for the fabulous Art Deco interior is included in the sale. This large gouache painting is matted and framed behind glass and initialed by the artist.

Above: Detail
Above: Detail

The interior of The Restaurant Mayan was designed by architect Raymond Anthony Court. The brochure heralding the opening was titled "Mayan Motifs."

Above: Brochure view of Restaurant Mayan
Above: Brochure view of Restaurant Mayan
Above: Title page of brochure included in sale
Above: Cardwell Higgins credited in brochure
Above: Framed and matted in handsome wood frame behind glass
Above: Frame profile and detail
Above: Cover art


 

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