Saturday, January 4, 2014

Charles Addams: Lemonade, Anyone?

Well, here we have a typically eerie drawing by Charles Addams that takes us to a run-down and overgrown neighborhood setting. The dilapidated Addams Family mansion can be seen off to the right. Brother and sister, Pugsley and Wednesday, have set up a lemonade stand, where they offer refreshment for 5 cents. Oh, wait a minute....

Charles Addams, 5 Cents
Charles Addams. Monster Rally (New York:  Simon and Schuster, 1950), page 13

The presale estimate was $8,000 to $12,000.

January 5, 2013 Update:  Reader and contributor David from Manhattan reminds me that this drawing was published in Monster Rally, my very first Addams book. I have updated the caption accordingly.

Note:  Previous blog posts regarding the art of Charles Addams may be found here.

Don't miss the Tee & Charles Addams Foundation website here.

Important news about Charles Addams is covered on Ink Spill here.


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