Sunday, August 21, 2011

Peter Arno: In Hot Pursuit

On May 4 at Heritage, Peter Arno's 1952 New Yorker cover artwork of a distracted farmer sold for $4,481.25.  It's not at all bad, something I can take pleasure in even if I don't think its Arno's finest work.  Somehow this 60-year-old image can at least still bring on a smile, something that can't readily be said of most of today's New Yorker covers.

Peter Arno, Original cover art, The New Yorker, August 2, 1952

PETER ARNO (American, 1904-1968)
Ready to Run, New Yorker magazine cover, August 2, 1952
Watercolor and ink on board
16.5 x 12 in.
Signed lower right
Arno, Peter:. American cartoonist, 1904-1968
Condition Report*:
Board is glued to mat; otherwise in good condition. Mattted to an overall size of 19.75 x 16 inches.

Sold for:$4,481.25 (includes BP )

Bid Source: Live: Floor
Auction Ended On:May 4, 2011

Peter Arno's signature

Whatman board

Peter Arno, The New Yorker, August 2, 1952

The auction at Heritage: 

Note:  My previous post on original New Yorker cover art, Blechman's 'Bot, is right here.


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