Dec 16, 2021 - Sale 2592

Sale 2592 - Lot 42

Price Realized: $ 20,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
EDWARD GOREY (1925-2000)
T-shirt design for Mystery! Ink, wash, with graphite, on Strathmore paper, circa 1980s. 127x235 mm; 5x9 1/4 inches, on 7 1/4x11 1/2-inch sheet. Unsigned but penciled instruction in Gorey's hand at lower right reads "drop in MYSTERY! logo" with an arrow pointing to the rectangle designed to hold the text. The verso bears a note by Andreas Brown, owner of Gotham Book Mart, friend, and publisher of Gorey: "'Mystery' shirt design (etc.) with logo space."

Provenance: The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust.
Artwork and graphics for the extraordinarily popular television series produced by WGBH Boston for PBS are quite rare. This image was printed on T-shirts and was likely intended and used for other promotional materials for the show.