Saturday, November 24, 2018

Modern Types Book Cover by Ronald Searle

Ronald Searle's original book cover design for Geoffrey Gorer's Modern Types (1955) is meant to make the most of a two-color press. Now Searle was as keen an observer of the British social scene as anyone, but does that make his book cover art worth $11,995? Perhaps not. At least the seller on 1stdibs is realistic enough to entertain lower offers.

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Modern Types (1955) by Geoffrey Gorer and Ronald Searle
Original book cover art

Ronald Searle
Modern Types (1955) by Geoffrey Gorer and Ronald Searle
Original framed book cover art


Detail

Detail

An earlier sale by Chris Beetles, Ltd.


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1stdibs Listing Retrieved November 23, 2018


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1stdibs Item Description


Modern Types (1955) by Geoffrey Gorer and Ronald Searle





Note:  Scans of all the illustrations in Modern Types appear on Perpetua, the Ronald Searle Tribute blog, here.

Does anyone recall how much this artwork sold for at Chris Beetles, Ltd., in 1996?


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