For offer here is a limited edition, uncommon vintage poster to promote the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's tribute to Jascha Heifetz, with David Hockney and James Arkatov. It was acquired from the personal collection of the founder of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, James Arkatov himself!
The poster measures 34 inches (horizontal) by 15 inches (vertical). The price is for each one, but as we acquired a very small group of them, they can all be purchased together as well.
It was part of a personal lifetime collection of 92 year old James Arkatov. Arkatov was a cellist who photographed famous concert soloists performing.
He was born in 1920 and raised in San Francisco, where his father, Alexander Arkatov, owned a photography salon. James was a cellist with the San Francisco Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, and NBC's orchestra and he was a founder of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. While in Pittsburgh, James began to photograph famous soloists as they came through town and he continued to do so once he relocated to Los Angeles. He also photographed and collaborated with many famous artists like David Hockney, Ed Moses, Jack Zajac and Richard Diebenkorn.
We sold a few of these to the author of a major forthcoming biography on Jascha Heifetz, and he spoke with a good friend of Heifetz who confirmed that these are indeed of a very limited edition, as Arkatov had only small number of these posters created to celebrate the Hockney Heifetz Arkatov collaboration. We believe the edition to be under 100.
He also said that he's been unable to find these posters anywhere else in the world -- except here, so they were not mass distributed and you won't find them in any of the usual rare poster wholesale places!
Thus, these are quite collectible indeed!
Unconditionally guaranteed authentic: this is the original vintage poster from 1988. Indeed, nobody else in the world seems to have any!
For fans of Jascha Heifetz, for Arkatov and music fans, and for collectors of unusual David Hockney ephemera, this is a nice artifact from mid-Eighties Los Angeles.
In fine condition; never framed.
Ships rolled in a tube. No additional shipping cost for second poster.
Provenance: Collection of James Arkatov
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