All of the manifestations of art...are part of the survival mechanism of our species. I believe that art is a form of meditation for both maker and witness and that art, like meditation, makes us attentive...produces quiet in the mind so that it can discard pre-existing ideas to see what is real.

Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser 1929–2020

Milton Glaser was born in 1929 to Hungarian Jewish émigrés living in the South Bronx. From a young age, he sketched and recalls that his “earliest commissions were in grade school, where [he] drew naked women for older boys for a penny a piece”. At twelve-years-old, he began taking formal drawing lessons with the Russian American social realist painter Moses Soyer. Glaser was exposed to social consciousness (an ethos that would come to shape his practice as a designer) from a young age, growing up in communist-leaning cooperative housing in the Bronx and steeped in a progressive, Jewish “attitude toward life, food, music, and intellectual pursuit”.

Auction Results Milton Glaser

MILTON GLASER, LaGuardia Vase, original art for Middle College High School at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY 20th Anniversary poster | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

LaGuardia Vase, original art for Middle College High School at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY 20th Anniversary poster
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $8,750

MILTON GLASER, New York is About New York, original art for New York magazine | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

New York is About New York, original art for New York magazine
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $8,750

MILTON GLASER, Mit der 5. Farbe machen Sie den Sprung nach vorn, original art for Druckerei Robert Pütz GmbH poster | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

Mit der 5. Farbe machen Sie den Sprung nach vorn, original art for Druckerei Robert Pütz GmbH poster
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $8,125

MILTON GLASER, Night of the Snow Leopard, original art for New York Zoological Society. | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

Night of the Snow Leopard, original art for New York Zoological Society.
estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $8,125

MILTON GLASER, Luminous Flowers, Still Life, original art for Olaf Leu Design advertising campaign | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

Luminous Flowers, Still Life, original art for Olaf Leu Design advertising campaign
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $8,125

MILTON GLASER, Bach Variations (twelve works), original art for Lincoln Center's Bach Tricentennial poster | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

Bach Variations (twelve works), original art for Lincoln Center's Bach Tricentennial poster
estimate: $8,000–10,000
result: $7,500

MILTON GLASER, Flower in Room, original art for Fish in the Sky | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

Flower in Room, original art for Fish in the Sky
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $7,150

MILTON GLASER, original art for I Love New York: Spring Flower Festival poster | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

original art for I Love New York: Spring Flower Festival poster
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $6,250

MILTON GLASER, original art for Juilliard School (Ladder) poster | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

original art for Juilliard School (Ladder) poster
estimate: $6,000–8,000
result: $5,625

MILTON GLASER, original art for the cover of Jan Hammer's First Seven Days album, Nemperor Records | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

original art for the cover of Jan Hammer's First Seven Days album, Nemperor Records
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $5,313

MILTON GLASER, Juilliard (Wing), original art for The Juilliard School poster | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

Juilliard (Wing), original art for The Juilliard School poster
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $5,200

MILTON GLASER, original art for Peace Works, Artists Against the War poster | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

original art for Peace Works, Artists Against the War poster
estimate: $1,500–2,000
result: $5,000

MILTON GLASER, original art for the cover of Jean-Philippe Rameau's Les Indes Galantes album, Columbia Records | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

original art for the cover of Jean-Philippe Rameau's Les Indes Galantes album, Columbia Records
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $5,000

MILTON GLASER, original cover art for Tony Kushner's Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

original cover art for Tony Kushner's Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $4,875

MILTON GLASER, Black Nude | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

Black Nude
estimate: $1,500–2,000
result: $4,688

MILTON GLASER, original art for the cover of Kathy Baker's Feel the Heat album, Tomato Records | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

original art for the cover of Kathy Baker's Feel the Heat album, Tomato Records
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $4,688

MILTON GLASER, original art for the cover of Linda Cohen's Angel Alley album, Tomato Records | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

original art for the cover of Linda Cohen's Angel Alley album, Tomato Records
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $4,063

MILTON GLASER, Images of Labor, original art for Smithsonian Institution poster | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

Images of Labor, original art for Smithsonian Institution poster
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $4,063

MILTON GLASER, Cleopatra, original art for Blue Shadow Publishing poster | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

Cleopatra, original art for Blue Shadow Publishing poster
estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $3,750

MILTON GLASER, Juilliard (Pianist), original art for the The Juilliard School poster | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

Juilliard (Pianist), original art for the The Juilliard School poster
estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $3,750

MILTON GLASER, original art for Hermann Hesse calendar | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

original art for Hermann Hesse calendar
estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $3,750

MILTON GLASER, original art for the cover of the Blues Masters: Little Walter and Otis Rush album, Tomato Records | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

original art for the cover of the Blues Masters: Little Walter and Otis Rush album, Tomato Records
estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $3,750

MILTON GLASER, original cover art for Shakespeare's The Tempest, Penguin Books | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

original cover art for Shakespeare's The Tempest, Penguin Books
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,750

MILTON GLASER, original art for the cover of Maynard Ferguson's Carnival album Columbia Records | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

original art for the cover of Maynard Ferguson's Carnival album Columbia Records
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,750