"Walter Mathau and Art Carney in "The Odd Couple""   Lot no. 2218

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

March 8, 1965 (Estimated)
8.50" x 9.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Left



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Walter Mathau and Art Carney in the original Broadway production of `The Odd Couple` by Neil Simon. The hit show, which was adapted into the hilarious film and TV series, was directed by Mike Nichols, designed by Oliver Smith, Jean Rosenthal & Ann Roth, and ran from 3/8/65 - 7/2/67, for 964 performances at the Plymouth & Eugene O`Neill Theatres.

The piece is on 10.00" x 15.00" illustration board, with an image that measures to 8.50" x 9.00." The illustration was used for Young & Rubicam, used in various promotional publications. Includes negative photostat. Minor soiling.

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From the dawn of TV, from 1937 to 1967, George Wachsteter (1911 - 2004) was a prominent in-demand American illustrator and caricaturist. Next to Al Hirschfeld, Wachsteter was one of the most visible American theatrical caricaturists at the time. He produced theatrical, radio, television and film related images for the 3 major radio and television networks, NBC, CBS and ABC. Wachsteter's humorous and elegant line drawings were seen displayed in almost every American living room through the syndicated TV View guide, and prominently placed in most major newspapers, including the Times, Herald Tribune, New York Journal American, and New York World-Telegram. A gradual loss of his vision ended his career prematurely in the late 1960s.