Jul 16, 2020 - Sale 2541

Sale 2541 - Lot 202

Price Realized: $ 2,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
"Progress." Illustration for the article "Monumental Folly" co-authored with Donald Barthelme, published in The Atlantic Monthly, February 1976 and reprinted in Superpen: The Cartoons and Caricatures of Edward Sorel, edited by Lidia Ferrara (New York: Random House, 1978. Watercolor, pen and ink on paper mounted to board. 490x373mm; 19 1/4x14 3/4 inches. Signed and dated in pen, lower right. Some discoloration and spotting to sky area. Exhibited: Graham Gallery, New York; Hull Gallery, Inc., Washington, D.C. (both not dated, but with stamps on backing board.)

"Progress is wonderful, and continues to become more wonderful with each passing fiscal year. . . Progress is often the target of cheap sneers by sour yawpers, but even a sour yawper can ascend dark stairs holding a silver candlestick in his hand . . ." (from Superpen).