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Arno, Peter

Price: $3,850.00

Description: Checking up on his wife

Comment: I think that, in addition to his sense of humor, one thing that's especially likable about Arno is his freedom of application of medium. The result is that his artwork seems to go straight from the funny bone to the surface. We see it throughout his career regardless of medium. I suppose that today we could interpret either of the figures in the bed as “Lambie,” though surely that would not have been Arno's intent in 1935. Speaking of 1935, there's a label on back that probably dates to just about then, see the DETAIL photo. There are copies of the book readily available from book dealers though one is not included with the purchase of the art.

Price: $3,850 (+ $70 domestic shipping)


Artist Peter Arno (1904-1968)
Caption “But Lambie!~ This isn't our room!”
Condition A couple small losses… see the man's shoulder and the door. Overall very good, framed.
Medium Oil on board
Publication Information Peter Arno's FOR MEMBERS ONLY, published by Simon and Schuster, 1935.
Literature For an enjoyable read see Michael Maslin's book “Peter Arno: The Mad, Mad World of THE NEW YORKER'S Greatest Cartoonist” published by Regan Arts, 2016.
Signature Signed lower right
Size 17 x 12.25”
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