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Lot # 1527 (of 1594)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Peter Arno (1904-1968) Original Artwork

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $1,762.50

In 1925 Peter Arno (1904-1968) submitted a cartoon to a new weekly publication called The New Yorker . To his surprise, the magazine bought his cartoon. Encouraged by the sale he put aside his musical ambitions and concentrated on an art career. That decision was certainly the right choice, as he quickly became one of the magazine’s most popular cartoonists. His association with The New Yorker continued for the next forty-three years, during which time his sophisticated humor both delighted readers and influenced an entire generation of cartoonists. Today, his cartoons can be found in collected form in the books Peter Arno's Parade (1929), Peter Arno's Hullabaloo (1930), Sizzling Platter (1949), and Lady in the Shower (1967).

Peter Arno original artwork, signed by the artist in the lower right. Date: unknown. Description: Man confronts the “Bearded Lady.” Caption: None. Medium: Ink and wash. Image Area: 10 x 12.5 inches. Condition: Fine. Provenance: Purchased in November 1996 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 15 x 19.25 inches.
Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open).
SOLD FOR $1,762.50

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