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TOMI UNGERER

From Tomi Ungerer's Underground Sketchbook.

$300.00

TOMI UNGERER

From Tomi Ungerer's Underground Sketchbook.

$300.00

Year: 1965

Size: 23 1/2 x 29 inches

Tomi always carried a small sketchbook with him, and for the most part, was usually reluctant to show his sketches and "ideas" to anyone. But in 1964, after enough people had seen them to give them an "underground" reputation, Viking Press asked Tomi for the right to publish these. This poster was first distributed in bookstores to publicize the book and subsequently reproduced and distributed by Darien House. Though the book received mixed reviews, Newsweek proclaimed, "Ungerer's brilliantly imaginative horror-jokes do not electrify the funny bone so much as they thud into the solar plexus and stab the intellect... [though they] have the encouraging humanizing effect of all good satire."