Created in the late 1960’s or early 1970’s produced for the promotion of TV Week Oscars Gala Presentation Evening. A one of a kind original watercolour illustration by a well known commercial artist of the time commissioned exclusively to produce this piece of artwork for promotion and marketing requirements of the time, used in TV Magazine, Posters etc. Illustrated on hot press art board.
670mm w x 870mm h (frame)
510mm w x 700mm h (art board)
How I came about to acquire such a rare piece of television memorabilia is a story in itself. My first job in the 1970’s was as a cadet artist at Southdown Press in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, the publishers of TV Week at the time. I was working on a completely unrelated project at the time and an internal work parcel was delivered to me packed between 2 heavily sticky taped pieces of cardboard, to my surprise when I opened the parcel one of the pieces of cardboard was this unsigned watercolour illustration, it had been but into the trash and used as packaging. I was shocked, but delighted I was the recipient of this ‘junked’ piece of art history and it has been in my care, ownership ever since.