Original watercolor on board, Berle's portrait used on the cover of Time Magazine, with copy of the printed cover
Lot 3097
An original gouache portrait of Milton Berle by Boris Artzybasheff for the cover of Time Magazine
Sold for US$ 2,125 inc. premium
Lot Details
An original gouache portrait of Milton Berle by Boris Artzybasheff for the cover of Time Magazine
Gouache on illustration board, signed ("Artzybasheff") at lower right, matted and framed. Published on the cover of Time Magazine, May 16, 1949. Artzybasheff was a prolific magazine illustrator with over 200 Time Magazine covers to his credit and also wrote a children's book, Seven Simeons, which was a 1938 Caldecott Honor Book. The same week that this issue of Time was published, Berle was also on the cover of Newsweek, becoming the first comedian to achieve that feat.
Within mat: 10 3/4 x 11 1/4 in.; Overall: 22 1/4 x 26 1/4 in.
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