Manhattan!!, Tony Graham Poster
Artist: Tony Graham
Title: Tony Graham, Manhattan!!, Poster Year: 1978
Size: 32 in. × 25 in.
frame not included
1978 poster titled “Manhattan!!” by Tony Graham (Am., 1932-1992). Unframed, glossy poster in imperfect condition with discoloration verso, waviness, etc. Ships rolled in a tube.
The poster is of course a cool work of art. But, it’s also a map of Manhattan at the time, including the Twin Towers & the border presents a game to find locations within 15 minutes, each scoring the player a certain number of points. It’s a fun piece!
Graham lived in Manhattan and owned the Newmark Gallery on Third Avenue, which specialized in prints.
“Tony Graham, a graphic artist known for his drawings and prints of New York City, died yesterday at New York Hospital. He was 59 years old and lived in Manhattan. He died of colon cancer, said Diane Ceribelli, a friend. Mr. Graham owned the Newmark Gallery at 1194 Third Avenue, which specializes in limited-edition prints of contemporary American, European and Japanese artists”.
“Mr. Graham, a native of Pittsburgh, portrayed the brownstones, storefronts and skyscrapers of his adopted city for many publications, including the Weekend section of The New York Times. Among his better-known creations was a best-selling poster, "Manhattan!!," first produced in 1976, a bird's-eye view of the borough densely packed with hundreds of tiny drawings of buildings, businesses, landmarks and monuments”.
“Before becoming a professional artist, Mr. Graham had a 20-year career in broadcasting. He started as a disk jockey for a station in West Virginia, where, at the behest of the station's owner, he changed his name from David Lebo to Tony Graham”.
“He subsequently joined KDKA in Pittsburgh, the flagship station of the Westinghouse Broadcasting Corporation, eventually becoming program manager. Later he worked in the same capacity for Westinghouse stations in Los Angeles and Boston. In 1970 he moved to New York as national radio program manager for Westinghouse, a post he held until he left broadcasting in 1973. He is survived by two sisters, Eileen Dodson and Dolores McDermott, both of Pittsburgh”.