THE NEW YORKER, Original Vintage Hand-Painted Magazine Cover Illustration Artwork, New York City Subway Scene, Undated, on Illustrating Board, Choice Extremely Fine.Hand-Painted on quality “Royal Crest” Philadelphia brand heavy Illustrating Cardboard, original vintage “The New Yorker” magazine cover Illustration Artwork measuring about 9” x 12” on a 12" x 17" board. This wonderful, highly colorful imagery is of a New York subway scene one man carrying his green metal lunchbox through the crowded Subway car, discarded newspapers across its floor. Unknown as to date or actual use yet appears c. 1940-50s. Overall, a wonderful, highly colorful and attractive quality original artwork that would be excellent to be framed for display.
The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry. It is published by Condé Nast. Started as a weekly in 1925, the magazine is now published 47 times annually, with five of these issues covering two-week spans.
Although its reviews and events listings often focus on the cultural life of New York City, The New Yorker has a wide audience outside New York and is read internationally. It is well known for its illustrated and often topical covers, its commentaries on popular culture and eccentric Americana, its attention to modern fiction by the inclusion of short stories and literary reviews, its rigorous fact checking and copyediting, its journalism on politics and social issues, and its single-panel cartoons sprinkled throughout each issue.