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Water-Skiing At the El San Juan Hotel

Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003)



Pen and ink

12 ½ x 16 ½ inches

Advertisement For El San Juan Hotel, First Published Circa 1970

'The Illustrators. the British Art of Illustration
1900-2016', November 2016-January 2017, No 114

This illustration was drawn as part of an advertising campaign for the El San Juan Hotel and Casino, in Carolina, Puerto Rico. Published between 1964 and 1973, the advertisements not only show off the sun, water sports and fine dining on offer at the Puerto Rican resort, but also the entertainment. Al Hirschfeld immortalised many of the stars who sang and performed at the El San Juan Hotel during this period, including Shirley Bassey, Sammy Davis Jnr, Robert Goulet, B B King and Liza Minelli.

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