Dec 16, 2021 - Sale 2592

Sale 2592 - Lot 214

Price Realized: $ 12,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 10,000
CHARLES ADDAMS (1912-1988)
"Just a minute, you guys - we're missing one shovel." Cartoon for The New Yorker, published February 19, 1955, with their copyright stamps on verso. Watercolor, ink, and gouache on board. 350x355 mm; 13 3/4x13 3/4 inches, on 14 3/4x18 3/4-inch board. Signed "Chas Addams" in lower left image and captioned below. Hinged to matte.

Provenance: Addams exhibition and sale at the Faculty Club of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, November 1979; by descent to current owner.

Accompanied by a copy of the December 1979 issue of The Pennsylvania Gazette. The magazine reproduces a photograph of Addams admiring this original cartoon hanging in the exhibition in the Faculty Club Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania, which featured, and offered for sale, 35 of his original cartoons for The New Yorker.

Addams briefly attended the University of Pennsylvania from 1930 to 1931.