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Kelly, Walt - SONGS OF THE POGO Illustration
VF: 8.0
(Stock Image)
SOLD ON:  Monday, 08/30/2021 7:45 PM
$1,750
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PUBLISHER: Simon & Shuster
COMMENTS: Walt Kelly pencils and inks; title page illustration; 1956; image size 9.5" x 7"
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Walt Kelly pencils and inks; title page illustration; 1956; image size 9.5" x 7"

Songs of the Pogo was Walt Kelly's book of sheet music for songs inspired by his comic strip, each song is accompanied by illustrations and text describing the inspiration for each piece. The book was published at the height of Kelly's artistic powers in the mid 1950s and the illustrations are sublimely rendered with his beautiful brush work. This piece was featured on the right hand side of the title spread and features Albert Alligator, Howland Owl, Chuchy LaFemme, Beaureard Bugleboy, Porky Pine, and Miz Mam'selle Hepzibah. Pen and ink on a 15" x 20" board. Art is in very good condition, there is some staining from tape and mild discoloration.

Artist Information

Walt Kelly is an American animator/ cartoonist who began his career working at Walt Disney studios contributing to animated films like Pinnochio, Fantasia and Dumbo. Walt later went on to work for Dell comics where he is most famous for creating the comic strip Pogo, which became his platform for social and philosophical commentary.