Addams Drawing Sells for $31,000; Leighton’s Puzzle Pieces; An Interview with Snowman Expert, and “World’s Greatest Bookstores” Author, Bob Eckstein; An Interview with Jeremy Nguyen

Charles Addams Drawing Sells For $31,000.

The wonderful Charles Addams drawing shown above sold for $31, 200.00 at last week’s Swann Galleries auction.  Wowzers.  Oddly, as befits anything having to do with Mr. Addams, the Swann catalog incorrectly stated the date of publication (Swann says it was published in the January 18, 1947 New Yorker).  It was actually published in the February 8, 1947 New Yorker.  Here’s a screen grab of the issue from the New Yorker‘s online digital database, showing the drawing set within a John Cheever short story:

And here’s the post-auction listing from Swann:

 — A look at the hammer prices for the rest of the New Yorker art auctioned indicated most selling just above the high end of the estimated range; a few that didn’t sell, and a small number that sold below the estimate.

The world record for an Addams original was set in 2012: $42,625.00

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Leighton’s Puzzle Pieces 

A special Puzzles section in this past Sunday’s New York Times  features three of Robert Leighton’s drawings on a huge puzzle covering two pages (I’m showing one of the three above). Mr. Leighton was the subject of a Spill piece back in 2013.

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An Interview with Snowman Expert and “World’s Greatest Bookstores” Author, Bob Eckstein

From the Times-Herald, December 16, 2017, “Prolific cartoonist pays visit to Warwick”

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An Interview with Jeremy Nguyen

From The Vector, Fall 2017, “Jeremy Nguyen ’07: A Cartoonist For The New Yorker” — an interview with the cartoonist whose work first appeared in the New Yorker this past February. 

 

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