Tag Archives: Shopping

More Edward Gorey Art For Sale

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.)

Advertisements

Robert McCloskey

It’s been written than Robert McCloskey used to refer to his writing as a  “sort of an accident.” Well wouldn’t we all love to have been so accident prone as he was? Continue reading

Eric Carle

Who is Eric Carle? He’s a renowned illustrator/collage artist, but he may actually turn out to be the patron saint of picture book art…if he isn’t already. Continue reading

Maurice Sendak

I’m not even sure how I’m going to tackle Maurice Sendak’s work in a few paragraphs. I’ll try to focus on some generalities and let all of you do the heavier research.

Continue reading

Harry Clarke

Possibly more “Gorey” than Gorey himself, Harry Clarke (1889-1931) began his art training by studying stained glass techniques. Continue reading