Monday, November 23, 2009

Capture the Imagination:
Original Illustration & Fine Illustrated Books


Bloomsbury Auctions announces its annual holiday sale of original illustrations and fine illustrated books on Wednesday, 9 December at 2pm. The sale will showcase important works from the Golden Age of Illustration to the present day.

Among the other important modern illustrators in the sale are Caldecott winners Arnold Lobel, Uri Shulevitz, Beni Montresor, Evaline Ness, Richard Egielski, Paul Zelinsky, Trina Schart Hyman and Leonard Weisgard. Other treasures that will be auctioned are Maurice Sendak’s original designs for the Wild Things Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon ($40,000-$50,000), an unused illustration for The Bee-Man of Orn ($30,000-$40,000) and numerous signed presentation copies.

Watercolors by William Steig for the original Shrek! ($15,000-$20,000), Sylvester and the Magic Pebble ($15,000-$20,000) and other works will be sold to benefit The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Two time Caldecott winners Leo and Diane Dillon are represented by works from Ashanti to Zulu ($15,000-$17,000), The Sorcerer’s Apprentice ($10,000-$12,000) and other award-winning titles. There will also be watercolors, drawings and other work by Edward Ardizonne, Umberto Brunelleschi, Edward Gorey, Tomi Ungerer, Al Hirschfeld, H. A. Rey, James Marshall, Barry Moser, Jerry Pinkney, Charles Santore, Charles M. Schultz and Walt Disney.

Exhibition
Saturday, 5 December, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Monday, 7 December, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, 8 December, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, 9 December, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Special Event
Illustrators of Our Time
Lecture by Michael Patrick Hearn
Tuesday, 8 December, 6:00pm
at Bloomsbury Auctions, 6 West 48th Street New York, NY 10036
www.bloomsburyauctions.com

Bloomsbury Auctions, New York, Wednesday, 9 December, 2pm

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