Dec 15, 2022 - Sale 2625

Sale 2625 - Lot 175

Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200


1980 World Games Olympics Calendar Illustration.

Illustration used in the Sesame Street 1980 World Games Calendar (Random House / Children's Television Workshop). Pen and ink on paper. 203x583 mm; 8x23 inches, sheet. Signed "M. Smollin" lower right image.

The calendar was published to coincide with the 1980 Olympics, and featured a race run by Sesame Street Muppets along the bottom of each month. This image was used for December, and shows the finish line with a female Muppet (Betty Lou) winning the race, trailed by Ernie, Bert, and an exhausted Grover (star of Smollin's "The Monster at the End of This Book") in the dust.