Thursday, August 8, 2013

Wallace and Gromit by Nick Park

Nick Park is surely one of the very few reigning geniuses of stop-motion animation. He graciously donated a drawing of his superb Wallace and Gromit to the "Searle in America" benefit auction, and it sold quite well yesterday. Still it's a bargain compared with what these souvenir drawings fetch at high-powered auction houses like Christie's. But first things first. Here's the drawing from the benefit auction on eBay:

Nick Park, Wallace & Gromit

Sure, that's a lot of money, but it is dwarfed by activity on the London auction block. Each of the following sales results is from Christie's South Kensington:

Nick Park, Wallace & Gromit

Nick Park, Wallace & Gromit

Nick Park, Wallace & Gromit

For those who dearly love Wallace and Gromit but are a little overwhelmed by these auction prices, there is one relatively inexpensive, quick sketch still available on eBay. It's a signed drawing of just Gromit from a page in an autograph album. As you can see, it must be quite a challenge to remove these pages without tearing them.

Nick Park, Gromit

[End of eBay Listing]
Best offer accepted
Image added October 5, 2013


Wallace & Gromit:
20 Questions with Nick Park

Note:  The eBay benefit auction in support of the "Searle in America" show continues. As you can see, there are some good deals to be had and they're all right here.

The Searle in America blog is dedicated to this fall's exhibition as well as to the eBay fundraiser and it can be seen here.

Then there's Perpetua, the Ronald Searle tribute blog, recommended to everyone with an interest in Searle's art--that's you--and it's over here.

I have one previous post on Nick Park's Wallace & Gromit character models which you can see here.

And, as always, my Searle posts are right here. Don't tell me you have something better to do.



  1. Wow- crazy prices back home! I have a drawing in a sketchbook by Nick from my student days and I approached him at an animation festival. Must dig that out . . .