Friday, January 16, 2015

Exhibition Opening: Illustration Art

Swann Galleries in Manhattan is showcasing original illustrations, the exhibition opens this Saturday with the auction on January 22.

Some of the most famous names in illustration are being exhibited and sold. Contemporary illustrators like James McMullen, pictured top left and Joseph Leyendecker, top right, as well as Phil Hays, David Stone Martin, Aubery Beardsley, Seymour Chwast, Stefan Dohanos, James Montgomery Flagg, Edward Gorey, John Held, Al Hirschfeld, Rockwell Kent, David Levine, Ed Sorel, the New Yorker cartoonists, Bob Peak, Tomi Ungerer and many others. All original art with estimates in the hundreds to the thousands.

The image by James McMullen includes the acetate overlay with the handwritten text others like Tomi Ungerer’s are preparatory sketches, one of his is on onion skin.

It will be like a walk through time and some of the estimates make purchasing even affordable.

Check out the online gallery here, 3-D catalog here.

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York NY 10010

Exhibition Hours: 
Saturday 12-5pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 10-6pm
Auction is on Thursday at 1:30pm

Contact Christine von der Linn, for details.


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