Nate D. Sanders Is The Place For Charles Addams Art
If you would like to buy, consign or sell to our next Charles Addams art auction, please contact Nate@NateDSanders.com or (310) 440-2982.
Charles Addams Art
We at Nate D. Sanders have been very lucky to have some exciting artwork come our way over the past few months. One of the most notable artists’ work we have lately been associated with is “Addams Family” creator Charles Addams. Charles Addams art was truly visionary, and his creepily humorous series “Addams Family” is firmly entrenched in the American zeitgeist. The reach of the series has been felt far and wide, from books and drawings all the way to films and even video games. This past September we had the privilege of handling the sale of items from the estate of famed science fiction author Ray Bradbury, a novelist whom Mr. Addams was very fond of. Mr. Bradbury had an extensive collection of comic art and Charles Addams art, including an original painting from 1946 and used for the cover of Bradbury’s 2001 book “From The Dust Returned”, a collaboration that represented a reunion of sorts for the two prolific artists. The two met in 1946, and Addams gave him this painting, as the two became fast friends and planned on collaborating on a story about an Illinois family of Vampires. That collaboration never materialized, and the two went their separate ways, each moving on to two very successful careers, their unique originality spearheading their rises to prominence. It would make sense that Ray Bradbury would use Addams’ work for the cover of one of his novels, and it is somewhat touching that Bradbury finally used the drawing for a cover of his book in 2001, albeit after Mr. Addams passed away. Here is the beautifully macabre drawing, which sold for $25,000 at Charles Addams art auction.Addams was widely known for his top-notch New Yorker cartoons. They always stood out from all the rest, and his style is still copied today. This Charles Addams art gem was offered by us in the past:
It is an original drawing of one of Addams’ cartoons for the New Yorker from 1952. There are very few of these on the market, and this one is in excellent shape. Additionally, we have sold this signed copy of Charles Addams art: “Homebodies”, a compilation of Charles Addams art, illustrations and cartoons that was released in 1954.
Here are all the prices realized from the Charles Addams art auction which was part of the Ray Bradbury estate auction here at Nate D. Sanders:
Stay tuned in the coming months, as we expect to have more Charles Addams art to offer up for auction. If you currently have any Charles Addams art, or any other items of value, please contact Nate@natedsanders.com or call (310) 440-2982. We offer great rates for consignments, and our monthly auction model allows you to put them up for sale in 30 days or less.