The Airlines

Artist:G.R. Cheesebrough
Date:1977
Medium:Ink, colored pencil & gouache
Dimensions:Sight size 20" X 30" matted to 26" X 38"
Condition:Pristine
Original Use:Advertising For Venture Tours Travel Company
Price: $1,350.00

Full view

The artist's signature lower left

Detail

A large format, technically adept, and satirical advertising illustration by the Minneapolis artist G.R. Cheesebrough. This is titled "The Airlines" and fittingly was created as an advertisement for Venture Travel in May, 1977. We love the stylized humorous mid-century 1970s aesthetic; the wide tie in particular is a great touch. The image shows a pilot and lead flight attendant looking inscrutable behind a smiling business traveler who is going first class all the way. The small flourishes, like the naming of the airlines "Vulture," and the fantastical hats worn by the crew, are delightful. Illustration has original matting with a name plaque and a dated certificate of authenticity attached to the verso cardboard backing.

Detail

View in original matting

 

Title plaque

Certificate of authenticity adhered to backing cardboard



 

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