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Price Realized: $10,313 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
Sale 2465 Lot 48
"Avoiding Christmas." Illustration to accompany an article of the same name by Quentin Crisp published in The New York Times, November 15, 1987. Watercolor and ink on paper. 95x133 mm; 3 3/4x5 1/4 inches, on 7 1/4x7 3/4-inch paper. Signed in lower right image. Tipped to matte; framed.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000
The expression on the man's face, as depicted by Gorey, perfectly reflects the text of this wry and classic Crisp article on the caveats of the yuletide season: "You may even find yourself wearing a paper hat, pulling crackers and crawling around on the floor with other people's children."Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $10,313