Jun 04, 2019 - Sale 2511

Sale 2511 - Lot 138

Price Realized: $ 5,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
Riveting Soap Opera. Illustration for TV Guide, published May 10, 1986. Watercolor and ink with collage on paper. 140x10 mm; 5 1/2x5 1/4 inches, on 6 3/4x6 1/4-inch sheet. Signed in pencil, lower right margin. Cornered to archival matte and framed to 13 1/2x12 1/2 inches. Provenance: Gotham Book Mart to present owner.

Additional Details

A somewhat autobiographical image as Gorey was admittedly a great fan of television, especially low-brow dramas and soaps. The voice bubble is a collaged piece, indicating that he reworked the wording until it suited him.