"Caricature of Richard Boone as Paladin"   Lot no. 2230

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Jan. 22, 1961 (Estimated)
14.50" x 9.50"
Pencil and Color Comp on Paper
Signed Lower Left



Pencil layout and color comp for Pictorial Magazine and TView Section highlighting Richard Boone as Paladin, the welathy, well-bred, freelance soldier of fortune on the popular CBS-TV western, `Have Gun, Will Travel`. This artwork was for the cover of The New York Journal-American Pictrorial Magazine and TView cover dated Sunday, Jan 22, 1961.

The image measures to 14.25" x 9.50." Fair condition. Includes copies of the original NY magazines, PLUS Boston Advertiser TView section Feb 12-18, 1961.

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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.