""J. B.""   Lot no. 2242

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Dec. 11, 1958 (Estimated)
12.00" x 6.50"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Upper Left



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 1958 Broadway drama, `J.B.`, starring Raymond Massey as Mr. Zuss, Christopher Plummer as Nickles & Pat Hingle in title role. Directed by Elia Kazan, written by Archibald Macleish, designed by Boris Aronson, Lucinda Ballard and Tharon Musser, the production ran 12/11/58 - 10/24/59 at the ANTA Theatre for 364 performances. It won the 1959 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, plus the Tony Awards for Best Play & Best Direction. Appeared in the New York Herald-Tribune. 

This piece is on 22.00" x 14.00" illustration board, with an image that measures to 12.00" x 6.50." Medium includes blue to indicate halftone. Fine condition.

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