Follies 1971 Broadway Full Sized Show Poster New AP Hand-Signed by David Byrd
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Stephen Sondheim's "Follies." This is a new, full-sized poster created by original illustrator David Edward Byrd. This gorgeous giclee print on heavy poster stock has been annotated and signed in pencil by David.
Size: 14" x 22"
Comes with my signed Certificate of Authenticity (COA) and lifetime guarantee.
David describes how he originally came to create this poster: "'Follies' came about when Roger Puckett at Triton Gallery told me in Fall 1970 that Hal Prince was producing a new Stephen Sondheim musical called Follies. Blaine-Thompson, the agency handling the ads, said they had already hired 10 artists, but I could present with no fee. This poster is actually a complete revision from the first sketch that I presented. Hal Prince chose that first sketch as the way to go, but an aesthetic argument intervened, and the result was this art, which is based on a photo of Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express and the crack, a metaphor for an era's end. The show opened at The Wintergarden on my 30th birthday, 4 April 1971."
This poster is an authentic artists edition created and personally signed by David Edward Byrd.