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Condition: New Original/Reproduction: Original
Style: Pop Art Signed?: Signed
Size: 19 1/2" Wide x 25 1/2" High Subject: Original Hand Drawn Smiley Face
Date of Creation: 2000-Now
 

 

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Harvey R. Ball

(July 10, 1921 – April 12, 2001)

ULTRA RARE OFFERING

Harvey Ball Original Hand Drawn Smiley Face

Limited Edition

Hand Drawn, Hand Signed & Hand Numbered

40/250

Although this drawing is numbered 40 of 250 there were Only 52 completed in this series. In 2000 our art & frame gallery commisioned Harvey Ball to draw this series. He passed on in 2001 and never completed the series.

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NEW - Never Displayed

Stored Since Purchased

Measures: 19 1/2" Wide x 25 1/2" High

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In the early 60s State Mutual Life Assurance of Worcester, MA initiated a merger that had bad effects on company morale. In 1964, State Mutual cooked up a “friendship campaign” to get employees to smile whenever they answered the phone, paid a claim, or typed a report. The company turned to Harvey Ball for graphic support. Ball reported that he spent about 10 minutes designing the smiley face, and he was paid $45 for it. This was the only profit that Ball ever made from his most famous creation. Neither Ball or the insurance company trademarked or copyrighted the smiley face. In the early 1970s, the smiley face image became a symbol for an entire generation of Americans, emerging as one of the most well-known images in the country.

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Harvey Ball's Smiley Face

A Worcester, Massachusetts Original 1963

Worcester artist Harvey Ball created the popular smiley face in 1963 as part of a campaign for State Mutual Assurance Company. Ball was commissioned to create a smile to be used on buttons, cards, and posters. It took him just 10 minutes to draw the face, which quickly took on a life of its own. By 1971 smiley face had become the hottest-selling image in the country. Although the smiley fad eventually came to an end, the image never disappeared entirely, and by the late 1980s smiley had made a comeback,  along with bell-bottom jeans, platform shoes, and other nostalgic reminders of life in the 70s.

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