Unique collection of classic 1st editions with original dust-jackets created by leading artists and Designers Auctioned to Benefit House of Illustration.

Peter Blake - Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. FAD magazinePeter Blake - Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. FAD magazine
Peter Blake – Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.

This December, Sotheby’s London will offer a collection of 33 first editions of classic books, each with a beautifully original dust-jacket, created and generously donated by leading artists and designers to benefit House of Illustration.

Each artist selected a book they felt a strong connection to and then created a new dustjacket or artwork in response to it. The re-worked classics include Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, D.H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers and George Orwell’s Animal Farm.


Christopher Brown – The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

Artists include Quentin Blake, Maggi Hambling, Raymond Pettibon, Lauren Child, Peter Blake, Gerald Scarfe, Richard Wentworth, Axel Scheffler, Audrey Niffenegger, Neil Gaiman, George Shaw, Paula Rego and Shaun Tan.

Gerald Scarfe - The Making of Pink Floyd FAD Magazine
Gerald Scarfe – The Making of Pink Floyd

The auction includes the only piece of original artwork created by Quentin Blake for Beatrice Potter’s The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots that has ever come up for sale; a cover created by Gerald Scarfe with two new illustrations for The Making of Pink Floyd The Wall; and, ahead of his regeneration in the Dr Who Christmas special, Peter Capaldi has chosen to design a cover for Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.

A registered charity which receives no public funding, House of Illustration is the world’s only public gallery solely dedicated to illustration and graphic arts, with a creative programme of exhibitions, talks and events. The charity runs a pioneering education programme delivered by professional illustrators, commissions new work and runs the UK’s only residency for illustrators and graphic artists. Founded by
Quentin Blake, it opened in 2014 at the heart of King’s Cross regeneration area.

Winsor & Newton and Sotheby’s present Unique collection of classic 1st editions with original dust-jackets created by leading Artists and Designers Auctioned to Benefit House of Illustration. In total, thirty-one artists have donated to the sale don’t miss the dedicated evening auction tomorrow Monday 11th December 2017

For more info: www.sothebys.com

House of Illustration is the world’s only public gallery dedicated solely to illustration and
graphic arts sited in King’s Cross, London. A registered charity, it receives no public funding and
depends on its admission price, its commercial activities and the generosity of its supporters to
put on exhibitions, to commission new illustration work, promote new illustration talent and to
run its learning programme for schools, families, students and enthusiasts of all ages.
houseofillustration.org.uk.

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