Illustrations gain influence at auction
Teeming with colour and detail and often seen by millions, newspaper and magazine illustrations are fetching increasingly hefty prices at auction
In the art-world pecking order, the ‘illustrator’ ranks far below the ‘artist’, yet some of the finest artists have spread their wings with their illustrations – Jack B Yeats and Paul Henry come to mind. Published in magazines, books and posters, they are seen by millions and can be hugely influential. Think of the effect Henry’s West of Ireland landscapes, used as travel posters, had on Irish tourism.
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