Gil Elvgren, Norman Rockwell and J.C. Leyendecker among luminous names at Heritage Auction March 1-2 auction to feature a large group of Elvgren paintings; great examples from masters of the form including Alberto Vargas, Earl Moran, Charles Addams and many more
Evening Post cover study by the greatest illustrator of them all, Norman Rockwell (The Roadblock, preliminary drawing for the Saturday Evening Post cover, July 9, 1949, estimate: $40,000+) and an excellent Amos Sewell Post Cover (Backyard Campers, Sept. 5, 1953, estimate: $10,000+). Excellent examples also abound by the likes of by Dean Cornwell, Haddon Sundblom, F.X. Leyendecker, Harvey Dunn and James Montgomery Flagg.
The auction also features a selection of pieces from famed New Yorker cartoonist and Pop Culture icon Charles Addams, including one of his most popular – and reproduced – Addams Family cartoons, Sad Movie, New Yorker magazine cartoon illustration, March 23, 1946 (estimate: $12,000+), never before offered at auction.
The market for important and beautifully rendered children’s book art has never been hotter, and the continuing auction of the Estate of Garth Williams continues to expand the market. Once of the principal Williams highlights of the auction includes one of his most beloved images, the original cover art for 1959’s The Rescuers (estimate: $3,000+).
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