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Abram Games (1914-1996)
Abram Games (1914-1996)

FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN

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Abram Games (1914-1996)
FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN
artists proof for the final design for the 1951 Festival of Britian emblem, lithograph in colours, 1948, signed and inscribed in pencil 'Abram Games 1948' (lower right) and 'Proof of final design' (lower left) condition A-; not backed, framed
together with a note of authentication from A.Games
9½ x 7in. (24 x 18cm.)
Provenance
A gift from the designer to Doreen Murphy, the model for Games' famously withdrawn poster designed to attract women to the ATS, and by descent to the present owner.

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Games won the competition to design the emblem in September 1948, three years before the Festival began. This is one of only 12 signed proofs for the final design.

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