Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
New Windsor, NY, United States
DoneSun, May 21, 2017 3:00 PM GMT
Norkin Coll. Illustration & Caricature Day 2
The lifetime body of work of Sam Norkin, American illustrator and caricaturist, "the other Hirschfeld" exhibited at The Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library with a 200 work retrospective entitled "Theatre Ink", Norkin's great artistic skills are apparent in this 2000 lot auction. It encompasses all of his drawings of theatre, opera, ballet, jazz, and pop music as well as celebrities of film, television and politics. A listed artist, Sam Norkin's imaginative drawings first appeared in the pages of The New York Herald Tribune in 1940. About 4,000 assignments followed in papers like The New York Daily News, The Philadelphia Enquirer, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe. The Actors Fund and Drama Desk will benefit from proceeds of this auction. Glenn Loney's Museum Notes commented " A Norkin illustration reaches right out of the pages to metaphorically grab the reader-onlooker by the shoulders". "HIs "staging" of his many show-biz impressions-recreating a major scene or emotional moment-is often more powerful than the effects a show's designer and director have been able to achieve" "The beneficial results of this "advance artwork" were that shows-in-progress would already have a highly recognizable image as they traveled the out-of-town circuit from Boston to New Haven to Philly. When they arrived on Broadway, the Norkin images. were the effective logos for the new productions." All works are being sold at absolute auction without reserve.