Swann Galleries’ sale of Illustration Art on Tuesday, December 10 featured an array of original works, from well-known characters of children’s literature to striking New Yorker covers and theater designs. The auction was a success, with seven of the top 20 lots ultimately acquired by institutions.
Sheila Gibson Stoodley, author of The Hot Bid, spoke with our Illustration Art Directors, Christine von der Linn about a special 1973 Charles Addams cartoon published in The New Yorker at auction December 10 in our Illustration Art sale.
This fun and wide-ranging Illustration Art auction offers an early images by Dr. Seuss, as well as a selection of illustration by Edward Gorey, Charles Addams, Ludwig Bemelmans, Saul Steinberg, Georges Lepape, H.A. Rey and Charles Dana Gibson.
With a proclivity to the grim, grisly and gruesome, Charles Addams walked through life illuminating its incongruous funny bones and sore spots. Here we discuss his contributions to The New Yorker and his famous kooky family.
Our September 29, 2016 auction of Illustration Art offered works by Ludwig Bemelmans, Howard Chandler Christy and Man Ray to a room packed with eager buyers. The sale broke five auction records and covered…