Lot 333
Frank McCarthy
1924-2002
Headed North
Oil on board
Dimensions: 24 x 44 inches
Framed Dimensions: 35 x 55 inches
Signed lower right/CA/dated 77
Signed and titled verso
Sold For: $ 43,875.00
Includes buyer's premium
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Additional Details

Frank McCarthy began his career in art working elbow to elbow with many famous illustrators. They painted and brawled together in the 50’s and 60’s, living the Bohemian life in what was called “The Bullpen,” a building in Midtown Manhattan that was, in reality, a hive of artists who lived from assignment to assignment as the Mad Men of the day dreamed up campaigns for pulp novels, cigarettes, lingerie and Oldsmobiles. McCarthy illustrated books and magazine stories and did posters for Hollywood—James Bond films in particular. In 1974, McCarthy shed his journeyman artist role and moved to Arizona, where he set up his easel and created some of the finest action scenes that ever leapt out of the Old West. This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 180 A copy of the book will accompany this lot

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