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Charles Addams (1912-1988) Original Artwork
Starting Bid - $2,000.00, Sold For - $4,700.00
Charles Addams original artwork, signed in the lower right. Date: 1970. Description: "The Addams Family" goes Christmas shopping (Note: all of the stores identified on the bags were defunct at the time of the drawing). Caption: None. Medium: Charcoal. Image Area: 9.25 x 10 inches. Publication History: Preliminary sketch for a gag cartoon. Place of publication is unknown. Condition: Fine. Provenance: Purchased in November 1995 from Illustration House, the world's premier auction house specializing in illustration art. A formal appraisal in writing by Frederic Taraba (necessary for the settling of the estate) accompanies and lists an appraised value for this work of $4,000. Matted and framed to total dimensions of 17.25 x 18.25 inches. Reserve $2,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $4,700.00
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