Mar 21, 2017 - Sale 2440

Sale 2440 - Lot 113

Price Realized: $ 3,380
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
"For a horrible instant Carter thought the jet was going to crash in the street." Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, published in 1955, with their inventory label on verso. Gouache, pen, and ink on board. 502x813 mm; 19 3/4x32 inches, on 26x38 3/4-inch board. Signed "Helck" in lower right image. Stray artist's marks and adhesive residue in margins. Matted; framed.

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Helck (1893-1988) was known as "the dean of American automotive illustrators." After befriending Norman Rockwell while studying at the Art Students League, he enjoyed a steady career as a magazine illustrator and commercial artist for automotive ad campaigns. Other works by him can be found in the holdings of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Congressional Library in Washington D.C. He was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1968.