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Friday, July 26, 2013

Searle In America fundraiser auction is LIVE!


Calling all Searle fans and cartoon & animation art collectors. The auction is launched! Over 70 cartoonists and animation artists from around the globe have contributed incredible hand-crafted artwork inspired by Ronald Searle's artwork.
Let's make a Ronald Searle retrospective exhibition happen in San Francisco!
To view and bid on the artwork go to the Cartoon Art Museum's eBay shop right here


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Searle exhibition in Tourtour

A small exhibition opened this week in Searle's adopted village Tourtour, haute Var, France.  It focuses on his lithography ouvre featuring 12 prints.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The English Sporting prints

In the early 70s Searle produced a series of lithographs on the theme of English country 'sport'- specifically fox-hunting. But in Searle's version the fox always gets the upper hand.
The original sketch for 'Full Cry' (the prints obviously came out mirrored) 1975
Searle worked with his usual printing collaborator Michel Cassé in Paris.  Over the years various 'test' proofs found their way onto the art market and now fetch several hundred euros/dollars/pounds.

'Sporting Print. Uncorrected color lithographic proof on wove paper, 1970s. Published by Michel Cassé for Editions RS, Paris. Regular edition 99. “Specimen” stamp in image. Light creases. Titled and annotated “First uncorrected Colour Rough” in red ink. 19-1/2 x 25-1/2 inches.'
'Sporting Print. Color lithographic proof on wove paper, 1970s. Published by Michel Cassé for Editions RS, Paris. Regular edition 99. “Specimen” stamp in image. '

 The original sketch for 'The Kill' (later reversed after printing) 1975


The original sketch for 'The Stirrup Cup'  (later reversed after printing) 1971


Friday, July 05, 2013

Searle In America Exhibition Update

My fund raising drive to bring a Searle exhibition to San Francisco received some good exposure this week on the animation community's favourite website Cartoon Brew.

The article has all the relevant info and a gallery of some of the artwork contributions I've received so far. I'm aiming to launch the eBay auction around  late July so if you'd like to see Searle in California or bid on some drawings by today's top animation artists stay tuned.

I put my own contribution, both the final painting and the rough, on my personal blog here-it features a character that should be familiar to Searle fans.

Here's the link to the 'Searle In America' dedicated blog