Jul 16, 2020 - Sale 2541

Sale 2541 - Lot 196

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
"Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead." Poster design for 2015 film of the same name. Includes finished artwork, two large scale sketches, and eight smaller sheets. Finished artwork is watercolor, colored pencil, and gouache on stiff paper. 755x595 mm; 29 3/4x23 1/4 inches, on 35x26 1/4-inch sheet. Signed "Rick Meyerowitz" in lower right image, and again on verso, with date of January 16, 2015. A copy of the double-sided poster accompanies the lot.

Lot includes: Finished artwork (color maquette for poster) * Small scaled down digital reproduction of study with some collaged elements in pen and ink on sheet made up of small pieces of paper held together with cellotape * Large study in graphite with some digitally rendered details collaged onto larger sheet made up of small pieces of paper held together with cellotape * Six pages of color details in original watercolor and colored pencil * Preliminary initial poster proposal in marker * Preliminary pen and ink sketch on paper * Copy of full-size double-sided poster.

Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead (New York, 2010) and the movie based on it, chronicle the history of the National Lampoon, the groundbreaking, subversive, and irreverent magazine that became a humor empire in its day. In his own words, Meyerowitz, one of the Lampoon's core staff, stated that the brainchild of Henry Beard, Rob Hoffman and Doug Kenney, 'drew to them like-minded, almost equally brilliant writers and artists who all wanted to change the world — or blow it up, or both,' to its flinching end in the early '90s.