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April 17 — 22, 2021
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LOT 21

Lot 21

Arnold Roth (1929-)

Arnold Roth (1929-)
Lot 21 Details
Arnold Roth (1929-), American


Lithograph with hand-colouring after a line drawing; signed and dated 1978 in the plate lower right; signed, titled and numbered 72/100 in pencil to margin

Image 16 ins x 22 ins; 40.7 cms x 55.8 cms

Estimate $300-$500

Realised: $192
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Arnold Roth (1929-)
  • Arnold Roth (1929-)

Private Collection, Ontario


The Art Lending Service of the Museum of Modern Art, New York loaned prints from this small edition in the 1980s.

A highly praised American illustrator, Roth has received many awards, including the National Cartoonists Society Advertising and Illustration Award; the Magazine and Book Illustration Award; the Illustration Award and the Reuben Award.

His cartoons have appeared in nearly every major magazine in the US since 1951. He began working for Playboy in the late 1950s, and stayed throughout the following decades, with his late 1970s feature “An Illustrated History of Sex” being one of the highlights.


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LOT 21

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
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  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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