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Price Realized: $3,500 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
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Sale 2440 Lot 256
"I've been troubled lately by an eerie, recurring dream. I seem to be seated in a darkened room staring in helpless fascination at some sort of box, or cabinet, in the center of which is a phosphorescent likeness of the human alimentary tract, rendered in graphic detail, while a disembodied voice urges me to buy a potion for acid indigestion." Full-page cartoon for The New Yorker, with their stamp on verso, published September 14, 1963. Watercolor, pen, and ink on board. 318x305 mm; 12 1/2x12 inches, on 22x13 1/2-inch board. Signed "Chas Addams" in lower right image, erased caption in the artist's hand in lower margin. Registration marks in margins. Provenance: From the Tee & Charles Addams Foundation.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000
This image was also reproduced on page 51 of "The Groaning Board" (Simon and Schuster, 1964) and page 29 of "My Crowd" (Simon and Schuster, 1970).Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $3,500