Jun 09, 2022 - Sale 2608

Sale 2608 - Lot 184

Price Realized: $ 4,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000

JACK DAVIS (1924-2016)

"Take me to your leader."

Original cartoon for Playboy, published February 1959, with their stamp in upper margin. Subsequently reproduced in Jack Davis: Drawing American Pop Culture, A Career Retrospective by Jack Davis and William Stout (Seattle, Wash.: Fantagraphics, 2011), page 127 and Playboy Cartoon Klassiker by Thomas Buchsteiner and Otto Letze (Osfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz, 2000), page 28. Watercolor over graphite on board. 330x265 mm; 13x10 1/4 inches, on 17 3/4x15-inch board. Signed "Jack Davis" in lower right image. Taped to matte that has caption written in letter stickers; archivally framed.

Exhibited: Travelling exhibition through Germany, "Cartoon Klassiker," 1999, p. 28.

Provenance: Christie's "Playboy at 50" sale, December 16, 2003, lot 31; private collection.