Aug 18, 2022 - Sale 2613

Sale 2613 - Lot 265

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500

JOE EULA (1925-2004)

"Liza's Back!" Portfolio of drawings of Liza Minnelli from her live album from 2002.
One large image of Liza reclining, ink on paper, measuring 457x610 mm; 18x24 inches. Captioned and signed by Eula; one ink, watercolor, and color pencil drawing titled "Liza and Peter," measuring 305x300 mm; 12x11 3/4 inches, plus 30 variant sketches of Liza by herself, similar to the final album cover image, rendered in different media including graphite, ink, watercolor and/or crayon on sketchbook paper. Sizes vary, but average sheet measures 12x9 inches. Some signed by Eula. All circa 2002. Laid into one of Eula's typical black board drawings fashion drawing folders, repurposed for the Liza drawings.

The album was recorded at the Beacon Theatre, New York City, on April 2, 2002 and produced by Minnelli's then husband, David Gest. It featured some of her greatest hits and cover tunes, as well as introduce the title song, written by her longtime collaborators, John Kander and Fred Ebb.

Provenance: The Estate of Joe Eula.