104 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010  | 
(212) 254-4710  |  Mon - Fri, 10AM - 6PM
Follow Us:
  • We are happy to call you during the auction and place bids on your behalf. To arrange phone bidding, please call Swann's bid department during business hours.

    (212) 254-4710 ext. 0
    Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM

     

    Or, e-mail a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to phonebids@swanngalleries.com. Be sure to include a phone number where we can reach you.

    Bids may also be submitted via fax. Send a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to (212) 979-1017. You will receive a confirmation before the sale.

    Sale 2511 | Lot 115
    Price Realized: $4,940With Buyer's Premium
    Show Hammer Price
    • Click Image To Enlarge

    • Sale 2511 Lot 115

      JAMES BARKLEY.
      "A Girl Possessed of a Terrifying Power." Original cover illustration for the first mass-market paperback edition of "Carrie" by Stephen King (New York: Signet/New American Library, 1975). Watercolor and acrylic on paper, collaged over board. 590x482 mm; 23 1/4x19 inches. Signed twice, once in collage and again in painted background, both lower left. Taped along verso to matte.

      Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

      Carrie was King's fourth novel but his first to be published, and the one that launched his commercial success. The first edition sold thirteen thousand copies when it was released in 1974, but it was the Signet/New American Library paperback edition with this iconic cover, launched a year later, that sold over a million copies.


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $4,940