T1 Lithograph Signed and Numbered by Raymond Loewy (215/300)
The T1 Trust is pleased to offer a remarkable showpiece from the
history of railroading and industrial design. Signed and numbered by
Raymond Loewy in 1978, the print shown above, will make a spectacular
premium for one generous donor.
The iconic streamlining of the T1 Class is the brainchild of Raymond Loewy, considered by many to be the preeminent industrial designer of the Twentieth Century.
This print was donated to The T1 Trust by David Repp of Rediscovered Paper as a way to help fund the 5550 Project. Mr. Repp describes his involvement with the work of Raymond Loewy, "In 1996 I was in San Francisco and went to check out The Circle Fine Art Gallery on Maiden Lane which was the only building in San Francisco designed and built by Frank LLoyd Wright. It was originally called the V.C. Morris Gift Shop and it's location was right off Union Square the shopping district in downtown San Francisco. It's design had been referred to as mini Guggenheim since it has a circular ramp going up to the 2nd floor. Shortly upon arriving a salesperson approached me and I let her know I was just interested in seeing the interior of this wonderful building and not really looking for any art. Not being deterred by my response she said she might have something that usually appeals to people interested in architecture - she returned from the basement with a framed print and I immediately said "Raymond Loewy's S1 Locomotive?" She confirmed it was and was done in 1978 in editions of 300. I bought it that day and thought it was a pretty good find. About 8 months later I was walking by the gallery and they had a banner strung up notifying passerby's that after 25 years the entire chain of gallery's was going out of business. I immediately wondered how many of the S1 prints they had remaining and saw the opportunity. After learning a bit more about Loewy's relationship with the gallery and it's owner I learned that Loewy did another series of eight prints called "The Series" one of which was the T1 Locomotive. I bought the remaining prints and have been marketing them ever since."
The T1 Locomotive Lithograph retails for $1100 and for every print purchased by a T1 Trust Supporter, Rediscovered Paper will donate $200 back to the Trust. Also, the same holds true for the S1 Locomotive prints - they retail for $950 and $200 of the purchase price will go to the T1 Trust. Go to www.rediscoveredpaper.com/rlggallery.html to see the prints and learn more about them. Be sure to let Mr. Repp know you are a supporter of The T1 Trust!
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