Friday, February 17, 2017

Richard Merkin: The New Yorker's 1993 Anniversary

The New Yorker's 1993 anniversary party was held on February 18th at the Manhattan Center on West 43rd St. Art for the invitation was commissioned from Richard Merkin, who imagined it as a festive 1920's affair. Merkin's original art showed up on eBay in 2015 and sold for a proverbial Tin Pan Alley song. As an aside, the eBay seller's name is not what they teach you in marketing school.

Richard Merkin, original art, The New Yorker 1993 anniversary party invitation

Richard Merkin's signature

Richard Merkin's signature

Richard Merkin's initials

EBay Listing Ended June 23, 2015

eBay Item Description

eBay Bid History
Two last-minute bids fail to win it.

Note:  Thanks to cartoonist, blogger, and Peter Arno biographer Michael Maslin for having the presence of mind to preserve his copy of the invitation to the 1993 anniversary party in his archive.

Quick Links to Attempted Bloggery's Archives
Richard Merkin
The New Yorker


No comments:

Post a Comment