Jan 23, 2014 - Sale 2337

Sale 2337 - Lot 158

Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
The Golden Notebook. Airbrush, watercolor, and colored pencil on stiff card. 224x140 mm; 8 3/4x5 1/2 inches. Original cover art for the Doris Lessing novel, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1984. Mounted on illustration board, in original matte and flap with artist's label.

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Marcellino was commissioned to produce the cover art for the 1984 reissue of Lessing's novel that was originally published in 1962. This edition solidified the reputation of the book as a modern classic, and Marcellino's design of the four colored notebooks at the core of the novel remain inextricably linked to the text itself for readers of a later generation. Time Magazine included the novel in its 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005 and it has remained in print since its publication. In 2007 Lessing was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.