Dec 16, 2021 - Sale 2592

Sale 2592 - Lot 153

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
ARNOLD LOBEL (1933-1987)
"Days With Frog and Toad." Unused concept design, an alternate cover study for the book of the same title by Lobel (New York: Harper & Row, 1979). Graphite on opaque tracing paper. 210x140 mm; 8 1/4x5 1/2 inches, on approximately 11 1/4x9-inch sheet. Unsigned. Tipped to matte at upper edge with archival tape. Diagonal fold crease near center.

Provenance: The Artist's Estate; Private collection, New York.

An iconic image of Frog and Toad, the design echoes the chapter "The Kite," pp. 16-27.