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    George Herriman - Original Art for Krazy Kat Specialty Piece (No Publisher, undated). Krazy Kat, Ignatz Mouse and Offisa Pup graced America's comic pages from 1913 through the mid-1940s. Herriman's use of language, a kind of "word jazz", is at once both bizarre and poetic, making him a unique voice in the realm of American art. Hailed by many as a true artist, Herriman's work has been the subject of critical essays and unabashed appreciations by literary lights throughout the years, including e.e.cummings, Umberto Eco, Charles Schulz, and Jack Kerouac. Offered here is a specialty piece Herriman did for a friend. It is inscribed, "To lil ole 'Arthur Escallier', the prince imperial of 'Temecula' - in memory of one grand day on the San Luis Rey - from George Herriman." The scene, rendered in subtle watercolors, depicts the three main characters hunting a quail. In a beautiful gilt frame, the piece measures 31.5" x 21.5" overall, with an image area of approximately 21" x 11", and is in like-new condition. From the collection of Russ Cochran.

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    March, 2002
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
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