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    George Herriman Hand Colored Krazy Kat Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-25-22 (King Features Syndicate, 1922). This wonderful, hand colored strip spotlights four of the major Krazy Kat characters -- Ignatz Mouse, Bum Bill Bee, Offisa Bull Pupp, and Krazy Kat herself. The topic at hand is Ignatz's mischievous meddling in a meet-up between Bum Bill Bee and Krazy Kat. Considered by many to be the greatest cartoonist of the twentieth century, Herriman was admired in his day by such literary luminaries as e. e. cummings, William Randolph Hearst, and Gilbert Seldes. This delightfully hand colored Sunday, one of the few we've offered to date, has an image area of 18.5" x 21.5", and it has been framed to an overall size of 21" x 24". The piece, in Very Good condition, has been inscribed and signed "To 'old' Vic Young -- that Kentucky thrush, that blue grass Padrewski, etc., etc., mit luff -- from Geo. Herriman." The recipient was almost certainly prolific film and radio composer Victor Young. Such gorgeously colored Krazy Kat Sundays are some of the most desirable pieces of comic art in existence -- and some of the scarcest. We are very pleased to offer this masterpiece here.

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    May, 2013
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
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