Christie’s Cartoon and Illustration Auction
If you’re the type of person who likes to collect original art, then the Christie’s Art Auction on Saturday, April 5 is for you. starting prices range around the 1200 to 2000 euro mark and climb from there. But what price can you put on art?
More affordable, there is a gorgeous 320-page catalogue with 350 images that you may buy for a reasonable price or download in PDF form. It’s a fantastic survey of artists, subjects, and artistic styles from around the world. (As a warning, some of the images in the catalogue are NSFW)
Deep within the depths of the catalogue, I found this great self-portrait of Hergé working to a deadline, overseen by a vigilant Tintin. I’m sure that most artists often feel the same way about their own deadlines.
According to the catalogue, it could be yours for between 75,000 and 80,000 euros.
We’ve got mail! (and we’d like to send it to you)
When the snow melts in the spring, we discover things that disappeared as the snow banks grew and grew. Things that make our world go around, like fire hydrants, storm drains and mailboxes.
The wonderful thing about mailboxes is that for a low, low price, I can put something in that mailbox and it will magically reappear anywhere in the world, provided I have included proper postage and a proper shipping label. Why am I telling you this?
Postal rates are going up at the end of the month which means that we here at PostScript Inc will have to raise our shipping prices too. If you have been looking at that empty spot your bookshelf, then we have just the ticket. If you can’t decide which book you’d like, we’d be happy to send you the entire collection. But wait, there’s more.
If you would like a full book set, and a wonderful piece of original art, we’d be happy to ship that to you too! What are you waiting for?
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“Calvin and Hobbes” cartoonist Bill Watterson made some art recently. This art made waves because it’s only the second piece of publicly viewable art since he retired “Calvin and Hobbes” in 1995. The creators for the documentary “Stripped” asked Watterson on a whim to create the poster, and to their surprise, he said yes. Bill Watterson talked about how it happened in an interview with the Washington Post.
Last fall I had a chance to see an advanced print of “Stripped” when I visited Ohio State University for Festival of Cartoon Art hosted by the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum. The premise of the documentary is that newspapers are dying, and that the chances of a new cartoonist making a career as a syndicated cartoonist are slim. What I found interesting is that the industry is changing so quickly that some of the premises that the documentary makers had as they were filming have already, in some ways, become obsolete.
If you weren’t one of the backers who supported filmakers Dave Kellett and Fred Schroeder in their Kickstarter campaign, you may pre-order “Stripped” yourself from iTunes.