Description

    JAMES AVATI (American, 1912-2005)
    A Swell-Looking Girl, paperback cover, 1950
    Oil on board
    14 x 12.75 in. (sight)
    Signed lower left

    The Bob and Diane Yaspan Collection

    This illustration was published as the cover for A Swell-Looking Girl (originally titled American Earth) by Erskine Caldwell, Signet Books 818, 1950.

    A copy of the paperback accompanies this lot.


    Condition Report*:

    A few scattered surface scratches, two scratches more prominent near the bottom center and lower right edge; tiny spots of an uneven varnish layer throughout; upper left corner is abraded slightly; minor surface dirt throughout. Under UV exam, there appears to be inpainting along the left side of the post, as well as in woman's cheeks; otherwise, no visible condition issues. Framed to an overall size of 16-1/8 x 14-7/8 inches.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    14th Thursday
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