Year: circa 1969
Dimension: 42 x 28
Medium: Offset lithography
Swann Auction Galleries, Nov 2003, $2,990
A very rare poster that clearly fits the 1960s. From Swann's: "A simple yet striking design embodying many of the attributes of classic poster design. From the unmistakable hourglass curve of a woman's body to her colorfully- lettered bikini bottoms, to the winking sunglasses bearing the airline's logo this unusual Pan Am poster is eye-catching, sexy, colorful, stylish and clever."
In the sixties and early seventies, Pan Am produced posters that captured the free-flowing easy going vibe of the times. Mostly one-offs, these posters fit the era either through subject matter, artistic design, typography and or mood. While not connected to a specific artist or poster series, the "Groovy Art and Logos" grouping definitely fit the transition from the 1960s to the 1970s when Pan Am brought the 747 to commercial aviation.
Clearly, this Caribbean travel poster fitting the late 1960s.