135: Montauk Beach. ca. 1929
Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 19 1/2 x 25 1/2 in./49.5 x 64.7 cm Winchell Publicity, New York “Toward the end of the 1920s real estate entrepreneur Carl Fisher attempted to repeat the huge success of his Miami Beach residential development, promoting what he called the ‘Miami Beach of the North’ on New York’s Long Island. To promote the 10,000-acre luxury resort, Fisher commissioned a poster that featured star athletes of the time posing in the foreground of his grandiose 200-room Montauk Manor. Unfortunately, the poster was probably never put into circulation; it was designed in 1929, and the Great Depression put the planned development into bankruptcy by 1931” (“Collecting: Take Me Away,” by Jenna Curry. Art & Antiques, Oct. 2009). One of three known copies of this poster.