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David Edward Byrd
St Thomas Church 5th at 53rd, Original drawing from 1975 Manhattan Coloring Book

1975

$2,500

About

If you were producing a Broadway play or top Rock and Roll concert in the 1970's, David Byrd was the artist you wanted to create the imagery. He created for Broadway the art for, Godspell, Follies and Jesus Christ Superstar to mention only a few. For the Rock and Roll industry David created all of the iconic artwork for the Fillmore East including their classic and highly valued posters and programs. The Who's "Tommy" art was David's as was The Rolling Stones 1969 World tour artwork, and the 1969 Jimi Hendrix American concert tour, the very first version of the art for the original 1969 Woodstock Music Festival poster was also David Byrd's along with dozens of other classic images that he created. In 1975, The New York Times contacted Superstar artist David Byrd to create the "Manhattan Coloring Book" It was to be a coloring book for adults (That they really weren't going to color in as the drawings were very detailed.) I have included a photo of the cover of the original 1975 coloring book just as a reference it is not included in the sale. it was to be a collectors item and a tribute to the city of New York. It sold out rather quickly and the 1975 first edition became a collectors item. It featured the most important architectural structures in New York City. We are please to offer for sale one of the original 1975 drawings by Mr. Byrd that was used in that collectible book. This drawing is of St Thomas Church on 5th Avenue at 53rd Street. David's poster art is in many museum collections, including : Musée des Arts Decoratif at the Louvre, in Paris, Victoria & Albert in London, The Museum of Modern Art in New York and The Smithsonian in Washington, DC. This is the original 1975 drawing created by David Byrd in for the Manhattan Coloring book. It is pencil on vellum which measures 14x10" unframed and 20x16" framed it is signed and dated by David Byrd.

Details

  • Creator
    David Edward Byrd (1941, American)
  • Creation Year
    1975
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Width: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Southampton, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU20821944563

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