Roger Puckett, who founded Triton International Theatre Posters on 45th Street in the theatre district of Manhattan, was one of the most important influences of my early career and this, I think, is one of my most important posters. Roger had gotten permission from Jiri Mucha to reproduce his father’s poster “La Dames aux Camellias,” and as I was having a show at the Gallery soon, we were able to print two-up, which allowed us a free ride for my poster. I decided to reverse the composition and replace Sarah Bernhardt with myself in a suit I had made at that time. I placed myself in front of the sea, awaiting the arrival of The S.S. Destiny. On the window shade behind me are Mucha’s stars from Camille. Today I cannot believe that I did it over a weekend. The show was a great success, with an entire multimedia show and many celebrities attending.
17 x 22 Giclée Print on Archival Paper • Signed & Numbered