Dec 15, 2022 - Sale 2625

Sale 2625 - Lot 10

Price Realized: $ 2,340
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500

LONIE BEE (1902-1995)

Uncle Sam enjoying a beer.

Illustration likely for a Pabst Blue Ribbon billboard. Oil on canvas. 535x1045 mm; 21x45 inches, framed to 22x46. Signed "Lonie Bee" in lower right. Provenance: Illustration House, 1989; private collection, New York, acquired from the above.

A charmingly irreverent illustration of Uncle Sam relaxing with a refreshing beer, his shoes casually propped up on a pile of books next to a bottle of champagne. The clear message here is that he's no fussy, high-fallutin' father of his country and prefers to kick back with a beer at the end of a hard day of democracy.