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Lot 233

Original Art; WWII US Army Air Corp Concept Design for Recruitment Poster. Extremely rare World War II US Army Air Corp original concept art for a recruitment poster. Dramatic modernist take of a cadet with prop and wings insignia on head and a roaring Curtiss P40 Warhawk streaking the skies. Watercolor on board, this original piece measures 40 x 30" masked with tape at borders. The art is unsigned but definitely appears to be the work of either two acclaimed illustrators of the time Leo Rackow or Robert Muchley, who both created a number of WPA, Homefront and WWII recruitment and propaganda posters. Both excelled in superior illustrated pieces both commercially and for US Government. The board has minor dings and chips at edge and soft corners, but the art remains remarkably clean. Double thick art board from H.M Taws, Philadelphia and the verso has some glue residue as if board had been mounted to a larger piece decades ago. Also there is a distinct No.938 boldly hand lettered on version no doubt to differentiate from other works in consideration for use during the war effort which may in fact have been a cooperative effort between MOMA and the US Military in acquiring submissions. This original illustrated work would display beautifully when framed matted to image. A rare opportunity to acquire an original WWII propaganda illustration. Estimate Value $6,000 - 8,000


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