Well, despite my wanting desperately to get back into the habit of writing more on illustrators I love, I’ve been focusing on other topics at the moment – like working on my advertising portfolio. But that’s another story altogether.
I am now selling another of my collection of Edward Gorey Drawings. The piece I am showing here is original Edward Gorey art for the Anchor Books publication of Alexandre Dumas’ Adventures in Spain. YOu can find it on ebay at: http://www.ebay.com/itm/110840409362?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_4068wt_1279
These two drawings of “electros” are mounted on artist board and surrounded by Edward’s handwritten notes and signature. While it is very rare that Edward’s work comes up for sale, it is exceedingly so for his Anchor work.
As is widely written, Edward Gorey’s illustration career and subsequent visibility essentially began as an art director for Anchor Books and other publications such as Vintage, Image, etc. (Yes, he was involved in other projects before this, but this introduced his work to its larger audience to date.) Many of these books feature line drawings within the pages, typography by Edward, and some extremely striking cover images. (See this link for a more descriptive history of the relationship:http://www.goreyography.com/west/paper/paper.htm)
Collecting Edward’s Anchor books can become a fun hobby for old and new fans of Gorey. Go forth and bid! (Or just visit and check it out.)