Thursday, February 2, 2012

Attack of the Cable Box

Attack of the Cable Box is a watercolor illustration by Charles Addams, and it looks as if it was created for TV Guide. It is currently in previews at Heritage Auctions. It should be open for online bidding around February 9, with the final live auction scheduled for March 1.

Heritage dates the drawing to circa 1980. Speaking for myself, I'm not having any easier time with my cable box today than I was in 1980. But then again, I'm not having this kind of trouble.

CHARLES SAMUEL ADDAMS (American, 1912-1988)
Attack of the Cable Box, cartoon illustration (possibly for TV Guide), circa 1980

Watercolor on board

9.5 x 11.75 in.

Signed lower right
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.

May 1, 2012 Auction Result

Addams, Charles Samuel: American cartoonist, 1912-1988
Condition Report*:
Visually in very good condition. Not examined outside of frame. Framed under glass to an overall size of 17 x 19 inches.

Charles Addams, Attack of the Cable Box, framed

Chas Addams signature

2012 March 1-2 Illustration Art Signature Auction- Beverly Hills #5090

Note:  My previous post on a Charles Addams tearjerker from the same sale is here.



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