Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Tree Chase: R. O. Blechman Preliminary New Yorker Cover Art

A Christmas tree chasing an axe is the simple yet unlikely subject matter of a 1988 New Yorker cover by R. O. Blechman. The preliminary cover art was offered by Swann Galleries in January where it did not sell. In this case, the rough art is very similar to but just a little looser than the final published version.

R. O. Blechman, Preliminary art, The New Yorker, December 19, 1988
Swann Galleries 20th Century Illustration Listing, January 23, 2014, Lot 17
R. O. Blechman, The New Yorker, December 19, 1988
R. O. Blechman, Preliminary art, The New Yorker, December 19, 1988

Note:  Click on the link for more about R. O. Blechman on the blog.

Check out some other examples of preliminary New Yorker cover art.

There are two shopping days left to check out my Christmas posts.

Meanwhile, it's now winter!


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