January 26, 2019 09:00 AM EST Asheville, North Carolina


1076

New York World's Fair Concept Drawings

(American 20th century)

Three concept drawings for [Dick Button's Ice-Travaganza], New York Worlds Fair, 1964-1965, Paul Feigay and Dick Button, Producers, artist unidentified, gouache on illustration board, 17-1/4 x 20 in.; unframed

Note:

When the World's Fair opened in 1964 one of the attractions was [Dick Button's Ice-Travaganza], co-produced by Paul Feigay. The two had been associated in a large number of television productions.

"The city of New York is spending a million dollars to build an ice theater and we'll be spending another million for the show," he enthused.

"There'll be the longest indoor ski run in the world, Olympic skating champions, comics from Europe.

"The place will look like a modified amphitheater! There'll be a proscenium stage with eight levels. That's where the ski run will be along with other acts and regular fashion shows. The ice will be in front of this, just like a thrust stage with the audience ranged on three sides of it." -Dick Button

Provenance:The Skating Collection of Dick Button, New York

Condition:

very slight toning, mats and verso of boards with tape remnants and handling grime

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$480
01/26/2019

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