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Sell or Auction Your George Brehm Saturday Evening Post Art for up to Over $60,000 or More at Nate D. Sanders Auctions

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Sell Your George Brehm Saturday Evening Post Art

George Brehm was a magazine and story artist whose forte was detailing small children. Some of his well-known works include covers for the Saturday Evening Post and drawings for Booth Tarkington’s Little Orvie stories.

Below is a recent realized price for George Brehm Saturday Evening Post art. We at Nate D. Sanders Auctions can obtain up to this amount or more for you:

George Brehm Saturday Evening Post Art Circa Mid-1920s. Sold for Over $60,000.

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We have sold the following art items at auction:

Norman Rockwell Oil on Canvas Painting of Richard Nixon — The National Portrait Gallery Study for ”Mr. President (Richard Nixon)”, Painted in 1968

Norman Rockwell oil on canvas painting of Richard Nixon, signed ”Norman / Rockwell” at lower right. Painting is the study for ”Mr. President (Richard Nixon)”, which resides in the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, and was published in the 4 February 1969 issue of ”Look” magazine, captioned ”Weighed, yet buoyed, by the American past and present, Richard M. Nixon, 37th President, faces the future in this Rockwell portrait”. 

Rockwell painted this study in late 1968 of then President-Elect Richard Nixon, a man whose portrait he found ”elusive” but whose features here are unmistakenly Nixon, revealing at the same time both the guardedness and warmth of the 37th President. As the premiere portraitist of the 20th century, one would expect no less from Rockwell. Oil on canvas measures 14” x 11”. Provenance is from Judy Goffman Fine Art of New York, and then subsequently the Charles E. Sigety Collection. Exhibited at the Mississippi Museum of Art in ”Norman Rockwell: The Great American Storyteller” from 2 March-15 May 1988, no. 64. Painting is in very good condition, with a stretcher bar mark along upper edge. Wax lined, with no inpainting. Sold for $125,000.

George Brehm Saturday Evening Post art
Norman Rockwell Oil on Canvas Painting of Richard Nixon. Click to enlarge

Sir John Tenniel Illustration Used in the First Edition of ”Through the Looking-Glass” — With a Presentation Signing by Tenniel From ”Christmas 1876”

Sir John Tenniel original illustration from ”Through the Looking Glass”, the sequel to the enormously successful ”Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. This illustration appears on page 201 of the first edition of ”Looking Glass”, done to illustrate the text, ”She was standing before an arched doorway over which were the words QUEEN ALICE in large letters…” A presentation inscription by Tenniel is written to the lower margin, ”With Mr. Tenniel’s kind regards / Christmas 1876”. Pencil drawing was done sometime between 1869-1871 when Tenniel again collaborated with Lewis Carroll in illustrating his novel, an undertaking that Tenniel first rejected due to the time-consuming nature of the work: after drawing preliminary sketches, Tenniel would transfer the artwork onto woodblocks using tracing paper and then finish shading on the blocks. The Brothers Dalziel would then produce engravings from the blocks. Tenniel at first rejected Carroll’s offer to illustrate ”Looking Glass”, but ultimately relented as Carroll could find no other illustrator that matched Tenniel’s ”grotesque” interpretation of the fantasy creatures he envisioned. Drawing measures 3.25” x 4.5”, archivally matted and framed to 11.25” x 12.75”. Very light foxing to margins and light uniform toning, overall near fine condition. Sold for $37,500.

George Brehm Saturday Evening Post art
Sir John Tenniel Illustration Used in the First Edition of ”Through the Looking-Glass’. Click to enlarge.

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Alberto Vargas Art — An Original “Vargas Girl” Watercolor Painting — 18″ x 37.25″ — Painting Is From March 1948 Varga Pin-Up Calendar

Original “Vargas Girl” watercolor on board, Alberto Vargas art, which appeared as the March 1948 calendar pin-up girl in Esquire Magazine. Next to her portrait, Esquire quotes her as saying, “My boy friend often tells me / That our love is indestructible; Although I’m his biggest asset / It’s too bad I’m not deductible.” This watercolor is a beautiful example of Vargas’ aesthetic, whose pin-up girls became wildly popular during WWII and defined the genre of pin-up art collected today. During the 1940’s and 50’s, Vargas was considered an authority on the female form, and renowned for his airbrush techniques. He signs “Vargas” to the lower left of the 18″ x 37.25″ watercolor. Scattered light foxing and pin-holes to right edge at center, else near fine. Framed to an overall size of 28.25″ x 38.5″. Lot also includes an original 8.5″ x 12″ lithograph of the Varga Girl March 1948 calendar, published by Vargas Enterprises Inc.  Sold for $13,650.

George Brehm Saturday Evening Post art
Alberto Vargas Art; An Original “Vargas Girl” Watercolor Painting — 18″ x 37.25″ Painting Is From March 1948 Varga Pin-Up Calendar

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