Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Roz Chast: The Reassurer

Taraba Illustration Art, LLC added this original artwork for The Reassurer by cartoonist Roz Chast to it's inventory on October 21. It is now sold. It was published as a full page drawing in The New Yorker in March of 2001. There can be a lot to read in many of Ms. Chast's compositions, allowing for a cumulative piling-on of hilarious gags in one cartoon. Read this one and you're guaranteed to feel relieved about something.

Artist: Roz Chast (20th/21st cent.)
Description: Special interest magazine cover design.
Caption: “The Reassurer”
Publication information: Appeared in The New Yorker magazine of March 5th, 20[0]1
Medium: Pen and ink, wash
Size: 8.75 x 7”
Signature: Signed lower right.
Condition: Excellent, framed.
Comment: Chast follows in the long and distinguished line of the most popular cartoonists to grace the pages of The New Yorker. Her personal take on the foibles of humanity is consistently deadpan.
Price: $2,800 Sold

Roz Chast, The Reassurer, 
The New Yorker, March 5, 2001, p. 80

 Roz Chast, The Reassurer
Original artwork published in The New Yorker, March 5, 2001, p. 80


  1. I find everything about this delightfully reassuring...'er, apart from the cost!

    1. I believe the cost reflects Roz Chast's status as perhaps the most popular of today's New Yorker cartoonists.