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    BILL MAULDIN (American, 1921-2003)
    "We shoulda drank th' cognac an' walked to get gas," WWII Willie & Joe cartoon
    Ink wash on paper
    41 x 37.25 in. (sheet)
    Not signed

    This rare, large "Willie and Joe" drawing was created for a 1955 World War II reunion in Kansas attended by Mauldin, and was given as a gift to one of the attending soldiers. The art has been confirmed as being in the hand of Mauldin by the artist's son, though the lettering was added in another hand.


    Condition Report*: Moderate toning and paper discoloration throughout; adhesive residue along edges, particularly along extreme right edge; light to moderate edge wear, with several bumps, holes, and tears; handling creases visible throughout, mostly visible down the left edge. The artwork has been shrinkwrapped to board as to preserve the quality of the fragile paper. Overall size measures 42 x 40 inches. Not framed.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    14th Thursday
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