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      Sale 2403 | Lot 60
      Price Realized: $4,000With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2403 Lot 60

        EDWARD GOREY.
        "Gorey Stories," Playbill cover sketch mock-up. Pen and ink and graphite on paper with graphite overlay. 172x130 mm; 6 3/4x5 1/8 inches, image, on 266x193 mm; 10 1/2x7 5/8 inches, sheet. Unsigned. Overlay contains numerous marks and indications by the printer but the drawing itself, which features the frame of the image with butterfly Shar Pei dogs holding the title banner (but before illustrations of cast members) is unmarked in image, tipped to card stock with additional notes. A copy of the October 1978 Playbill and loose photomechanical details for the remaining cover illustration accompany the lot.

        Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

        a scarce piece of gorey art ephemera from the famed but doomed stage play "Gorey Stories." The play opened October 30, 1978 and due to terrible critical reviews, the producers shut down the show the very next day. Gorey created the cover design and interior illustrations on page 98, the photographic mechanicals for which are included in the lot along with a copy of the Playbill issue.


        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $4,000

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