Coppa della Perugina - Motor Racing, Italy 1924 (1960s Re-Strike)
To explain: This poster is a c.60 year old restrike of the original 1924 poster. In 1960 the original litho stones for this poster were discovered, and a small number of 're-strikes' was taken from the stone. These were printed on period Italian paper, which held the image beaurifully, but was in itself fragile. Answer ? Linen backing for preservation.
In the 1980s, it became fairly common to do reprints of this poster, many of which were obviously pretty cheap and nasty.
So what we have here is a perfect replica of the 1924 original which sells for many thousands of pounds on the exceptional occasions they come up for sale.
This one is under a grand.
The size is c.100 x 140cm, and the Seneca artwork demands a wall to itself. Note also the clever use of the Italian colours, and the great feeling of speed the image projects.
This is one of my great favorites, and I'm delighted to have it back in the collection.
Origin: Italy 1924 (1960) Size: 55 x 39 in / 140 x 99 cm Condition: Very Fine