Jan 23, 2014 - Sale 2337

Sale 2337 - Lot 255

Price Realized: $ 438
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
Group of 4 cartoon roughs about modern sculpture. Pencil on paper preliminary drawings for the final cartoons, likely for The New Yorker or Playboy. 425x349 mm; 16 3/4x13 3/4 inches, sheets. Signed in ink, lower margins. Scattered soiling, creasing and edgewear. Circa 1950.

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"By God, Margaret, you've gone too (underline) far!" (artist's stamp in upper left margin) "Watch it! -- there are one or two adjustments I've got to make." " . . . of course, to me, it's just an amusing toy." (creases with tears, affecting image) Untitled. Elderly woman in Victorian parlor with huge Calder sculpture hanging from ceiling). Taylor was good friends with sculptor Alexander Calder and he cleverly incorporated social reception of modern art into his cartoons.