Saturday, August 15, 2015

Charles Addams for Christie's

In a 1978 print advertisement for Christie's auction house, cartoonist Charles Addams takes us to the home of a wealthy art collector who has just been murdered. The murder weapon is still visible, but planning for the future is already underway. So how soon is too soon to cash in?

Charles Addams, "Perkins, you call my lawyer, and I'll call Christie's."
Print advertisement for Christie's, 1978

August 16, 2015 Update:  One more:
Charles Addams, "We're on our war to Christie's,
they're auctioning off the family estate in the afternoon."
Print advertisement for Christie's, 1978

Image added August 16, 2015

Note:  The great Charles Addams has inspired many a blog post around these parts.

Some really cool advertising has been collected on this blog as well and most of it has nothing to do with cold-blooded murder. Take a look!


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