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Arthur Szyk (American, 1894-1951) U.S. Rubber Co. War Production /A Political Cartoon of the Axis Alliance

Auction:
2609B
Lot:
623
Sold for:
$2,489$2,100

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2609B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 07, 2012 12:00PM

Description:

Arthur Szyk (American, 1894-1951)

U.S. Rubber Co. War Production/A Political Cartoon of the Axis Alliance
Signed and dated "ARTHUR SZYK N.Y. '42" u.l., inscribed "...Beauty..." on the
reverse.
Mixed media (ink, gouache, graphite, and paper) on illustration board, sheet size 9 3/4 x 12 5/16 in. (24.8 x 31.3 cm), unframed.
Condition: Craquelure, rubber cement residue and masking tape with tissue to the reverse.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Fine craquelure to gouache, very minor paint loss to Mussolini's hand below signature less than 1/16 x 1/16 in., naturalistic hand holding eraser is rendered in graphite--it is paper-collaged and glued on top of a hand rendered in ink; no additional condition issues to report.

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Arthur Szyk, U.S. Rubber Co., Axis Alliance, Mixed media, rubber cement residue

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