Pin-Up & Advertising Art Shines in Heritage Illustration Art Auction Heritage Auction Galleries' latest auction of Illustration Art, held Wednesday, December 12 in Dallas, Texas, realized $1,399,724 for 489 lots offered.
News-Antique.com - Dec 14,2007 - DALLAS, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries' latest auction of Illustration Art, held Wednesday, December 12 in Dallas, Texas, realized $1,399,724 for 489 lots offered.
"Illustration art, as a category, continues to grow in popularity with collectors," said Ed Jaster, Vice-President for Dallas-based Heritage, "especially for artists like Norman Rockwell, Joseph Christian Leyendecker, and other masters, whose work is universally admired."
"Pin-up art continues to perform above expectations," said Jaster, "particularly those pieces rendered by such outstanding illustrators as Gil Elvgren, Alberto Vargas, and Haddon Sundblom. This is material that reflects a timeless beauty, as popular today as it was the day it was painted."
"We're already hard at work on our next auction," Jaster said, "which will be held on April 30, 2008 in Dallas, Texas. Those interested should keep an eye on our website, www.HA.com , where they'll be able to watch the auction as it grows, complete with full-color, enlargeable images and complete catalog descriptions of each and every lot. Best of all, as the auction draws nearer, they'll even be able to enter their bids online."
NORMAN ROCKWELL (American 1894 - 1978)
Time to Retire: Old Man with Shopping Basket, Fisk Tire Company, automobile tire advertisement, 1925
Oil on canvas
32 x 26-1/2in.
Signed lower right
JOSEPH CHRISTIAN LEYENDECKER (American 1874 - 1951)
Original cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, August 25, 1923
Oil on canvas
26 x 20in.
Signed lower right with a monogram
ALBERTO VARGAS (American 1896 - 1983)
Please Don't Peek Until I Finish Dressing, original Vargas Girl pin up illustration for Playboy, September 1962
Watercolor and pencil on board
28 x 18in.
Signed lower right Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000.
BEN DENISON (American 20th Century)
Original Playboy cartoon from the very first issue, Playboy #1, December 1953
Gouache on board
11 x 8-1/2in.
Signed lower left
Caption: "Jeannie -- what's the past tense of 'virgin?'"