At Auction March 21, 2017
Consignment Deadline: January 10, 2017
Charles Addams, Addams Family Barge, image for Mobil Oil, watercolor, pen, ink & correction fluid, 1984. Estimate $6,000 to $9,000.
This sale will feature new-to-market works by Charles Addams consigned by the Tee & Charles Addams Foundation, including a cartoon featuring the entire Addams Family and a 1957 cover for The New Yorker.
Highlights from a private collection include nostalgia-inducing works by some of the most celebrated American illustrators, including McClelland Barclay, Orson Lowell, Norman Mills Price, Howard Pyle, Everett Shinn and Leslie Thrasher, as well as a wide range of Saturday Evening Post covers and story illustrations.
Right: Charles Addams, Scuba Galleon, water color and gouache cover for The New Yorker, September 21, 1957. Estimate $8,000 to $12,000.
Left: Al Hirschfeld, Audrey Hepburn wearing large hat and sunglasses, pen, ink and felt-tip marker, 1997. Estimate $7,000 to $10,000.
Center: Hirschfeld, Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's, pen, ink & felt-tip marker, 1997. Estimate $7,000 to $10,000.
Right: Hirschfeld, Audrey Hepburn with Schrafts bag and croissant, pen, ink and felt-tip marker, 1997. Estimate $7,000 to $10,000.
As demand continues to grow for ornaments by Aubrey Beardsley for Le Morte d'Arthur, we are pleased to offer another original decorative header from the 1893 publication. Also in the sale is an original work by Ludwig Bemelmans for Madeline and the Bad Hat, titled "He said—let's play a game of tag and let a cat out of the bag," 1956. Following record-setting results in September, this sale will feature a 1933 cover for Harper’s Bazaar by graphic artist Erté.
Left: Ludwig Bemelmans, "He said – 'let's play a game of tag' and let a cat out of the bag." featuring Madeline's friend Pepito, pen, ink, graphite and watercolor, 1957. Estimate $7,000 to $10,000.
For more information on the sale contact a Specialist in the Illustration Art Department.
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