Oct 07, 2004 - Sale 2015

Sale 2015 - Lot 43

Price Realized: $ 2,300
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
Charlie Chaplin, "The Rink."
Etching, 19 1/2x14 inches, full margins. Signed by Hirschfeld and numbered 25/200 in pencil, lower margin. 1989.
"Chaplin was a master mime, the greatest I've seen. Here he is in his short film 'The Rink' clowning around on roller skates. He could just as easily be log-rolling or flagpole-sitting; it didn't matter, his sense of balance and timing was so absolutely perfect that he could do anything. 'The Rink,' like other short films of this period, were pure Chaplin, without the maudlin overtones he felt obliged to include in his features." HOL/251.