Monday, June 22, 2009

Charley Harper Revisited

Just a quick note on some Harper artwork that has resurfaced...

Ford Times Magazine, Charley Harper.
 One of the many originals found in Ford's Archives.

The Ford Motor Company commissioned work from Charley between the 1940s-1960s, and a new trove of more than 50 originals from their private Corporate Art Collection has been released to the public.

Personally, I'm a huge of a fan of his commercial work (industrial themes), but this newly-found compendium also includes many from his bird and fish series - some never seen before by the masses. Visit the original sources of this news below...

• All credit for this news find goes to the fantastic source for vintage/retro design,
Grain Edit.

Squidoo also has a fantastic writeup on this find, with several thumbs to preview from the collection.

• Visit the new blog,
News for the Harper Art Studio, for more info on Charley's work, or the Charley Harper Art Studio (specifically, their Ford Times spread) for more on this subject.

• Lastly,
Charley Harper Prints has a wide collection to view, and detailed backgound info on the Ford Times work that shouldn't be missed.

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"Cardinals Consorting" over Cincinnati Riverfront, Ford Times (cover) [1976].
More info on this particular work at Charlie Harper Prints.

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1 comment:

VisuaLingual said...

The opening will be July 11th at Fabulous Frames & Art in Montgomery, and Brett will be on hand to introduce the work and answer questions.