Edward Gorey, Costume Design for Jonathan Harker, Dracula, watercolor and ink on paper, 1977. Sold for $7,800 on June 8, 2010.
Costume designer Edward Gorey's original watercolor for Dennis Rosa's 1977 Broadway production, Dracula, sold for $7,800 in the June 8th American Art / Contemporary Art sale. Gorey won a Tony Award for his costume design, as well as an additional nomination for Scenic Design for the show.
Particularly well known for his popular animated introduction to the PBS series Mystery and his playfully imaginative books, self-illustrated with a decidedly ominous Victorian and Edwardian air, Gorey is regarded as one of the greatest American illustrators of the 20th century.
Labels: American Art, Costumes, Edward Gorey, PBS, Todd Weyman, Tony Awards