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Cardini charcoal sketch from the New Yorker.

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Cardini charcoal sketch from the New Yorker.

Lot 0064 Details

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Cardini charcoal sketch from the New Yorker. Artist unknown, 1927. Original charcoal sketch of Cardini and Swan in costume, performing their world-famous vaudeville act. Cards cascade form one of his hands, billiard balls fill the other, a smoldering cigarette sits in his lips. Swan stands at the ready with a folded newspaper, and the clapping hands of an appreciative audience fill the foreground. 15 x 19 ½”. Attractively framed and glazed; not examined out of frame. A hand-written caption framed with the sketch states, “Drawing in the New Yorker Magazine after Cardini appeared at N.Y. Palace Theater – Feb. 1927.” In actuality, Cardini first appeared at the Palace on March 21, 1927. The Palace, located on Broadway at 47th Street, was known as the most prestigious booking in vaudeville. Of all the magicians to play The Palace, the three that played there the most – seven times – were Houdini, Long Tack Sam, and Cardini.
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Cardini charcoal sketch from the New Yorker.

Estimate $2,500 - $3,000
Apr 06, 2013
Starting Price $1,500
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0064: Cardini charcoal sketch from the New Yorker.

Sold for $14,000
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Est. $2,500 - $3,000Starting Price $1,500
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Lot 0064 Details

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Cardini charcoal sketch from the New Yorker. Artist unknown, 1927. Original charcoal sketch of Cardini and Swan in costume, performing their world-famous vaudeville act. Cards cascade form one of his hands, billiard balls fill the other, a smoldering cigarette sits in his lips. Swan stands at the ready with a folded newspaper, and the clapping hands of an appreciative audience fill the foreground. 15 x 19 ½”. Attractively framed and glazed; not examined out of frame. A hand-written caption framed with the sketch states, “Drawing in the New Yorker Magazine after Cardini appeared at N.Y. Palace Theater – Feb. 1927.” In actuality, Cardini first appeared at the Palace on March 21, 1927. The Palace, located on Broadway at 47th Street, was known as the most prestigious booking in vaudeville. Of all the magicians to play The Palace, the three that played there the most – seven times – were Houdini, Long Tack Sam, and Cardini.

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