Edward Gorey Art Set of 13 Watercolors Sell for $5,340 at NateDSanders.com Auctions
Edward Gorey Art
Edward Gorey art is hard to come by and thus, the set of 13 watercolors that we had in 2010 will stand out as great art. Here at NateDSanders.com Auctions, we sold the set for $5,340. Here is the description and pictures:
Limited Edition Series of Edward Gorey Art; Interpretive Hand-Painted Postcards Signed
Artist and writer Edward Gorey art being a nice set of 13 limited-edition postcards illustrated, water-colored and signed. In 1979, Gorey published the “Dogear Wryde Postcards: Interpretive Series.” Seventy-six sets were printed, consisting of 13 cards in each set. Of the 76 sets, 50 were sold, with this set numbered and signed “37 / Edward Gorey” in black ink on the limitation page. Issued as 13 black and white cards in a printed envelope, each card in the series features a lizard giving a charades-style interpretation of a word that begins with the letter “I”. Here, the 13 colorful cards depicts the lizard posing with a different word beginning with the letter “I” on each postcard, such as “Inquisitiveness” or “Indecency.” Gorey, an American artist who died in 2000, was known for his macabre illustrations and published more than 100 books in his expansive career. Set is in near fine condition. Sold for $5,340.