Classic June 2008
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This 20-1/2" x 21-1/2" ad piece displays the portrait of Joe Louis, as the mustached heavyweight champ enthusiastically holds-up a pack of Chesterfield smokes. Aside his portrait is a detailed, real-from-life color illustration of the legend in the boxing ring with the attention of the ringside crowd fixed on the heavyweight champ. The more than 60-year-old advertisement displays creasing and flaking that are attributable to the passage of time, yet miraculously, the alluring aesthetic of the central image prevails, as it retains its bold and crisp colors. The age-induced defects lessen the survivor's overall display properties, yet the work's image area presents at the VG condition level.
Rare 1940s Joe Louis Chesterfield Cigarettes Advertisement
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