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    Cliff Sterrett - Polly and Her Pals Specialty Painting, Original Art (1953). Polly, Maw, Paw, and the rest of the Perkins clan gather in the den, to be entertained by the small-screen debut of their creator, cartoonist Cliff Sterrett. Sterrett had been interviewed on TV, and did this specialty painting to commemorate that event. This charming and unique self-portrait displays the distinctive Sterrett artistic hallmarks -- lively Art Deco patterns, abstracted natural forms, and large areas of black, where the black is used as a color, rather than merely to define shadow forms, or to create "negative spaces." Cliff Sterrett created his own unique cartoon universe, with its own special physics and an amplified and skewed view of reality. In this regard, Sterrett is often compared to that other American original, George Herriman, and like Krazy Kat, the Polly and Her Pals art remains truly timeless, as a result. This specialty painting has long been held in private collections, and has rarely been exhibited or reproduced. All twelve of the strip's major characters are pictured. The painting measures approximately 15" x 9.5", and is in Excellent condition. This is an exceptional piece by one of America's greatest creative geniuses; don't miss your chance to acquire this gem.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2004
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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