Searle, Ronald. From Frozen North to Filthy Lucre. New York: Viking Press, 1964, Page 59
Note that Searle has labelled Berlin twice, to make certain we can "read" the gag and perhaps also to show the two faces of Berlin, that of Communist propaganda and that of harsh reality. This was published roughly just after the closing of the New York World's Fair in October of 1965, so the idea of the American international fairground was still quite relevant. The Berlin Wall had been erected in 1961.
Lot No: 223(n/a)
Ronald Searle (British, born 1920) "The Milkmaid," 1987. Initialed "RS" lower right, titled "The Milkmaid" upper left. Pen and ink. 28.6 x 24.6cm (11 1/4 x 9 11/16in). Estimate: US $1,500 - 2,000. Sold for US $1,464 inclusive of Buyer's Premium.
I may never be able to leer at a milkmaid again!
Link: Don't miss the extraordinary Ronald Searle Tribute blog written by Matt Jones at http://ronaldsearle.blogspot.com/ which has many, many more examples of this artist's work.
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