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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Recent Auctions

Sold at Sotheby's July 10th 2018





 Sold June 28th, UK









Sold June 2, NY




Sold March 6th, UK



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Monday, May 14, 2018

The Ronald Searle Archive

The Wilhelm Busch Deutsches Museum für Karikatur & Zeichenkunst in Hanover has put the first part of its archive online representing almost 1000 pictures by Ronald Searle! Although the site is in German it's relatively easy to navigate just go here !

The images are photographed form the originals held in the museum's collection and there are many unpublished pictures. Fascinating stuff for Searle fans.

The museum was inordinately co-operative and generous in their help on my book 'Ronald Searle's America' and the Searle Archive is now the most extensive collection of the cartoonist's work in the world.

Here's a German language video report








Saturday, March 03, 2018

Originals coming up at auction

Big Searle news on the artist's birthday: Jeffrey Archer is selling his cartoon collection! It includes some fantastic Searle originals.

‘ART: THE BRITISH PUBLIC KNOWING WHAT IT LIKES...' (CONSEQUENCES OF PUTTING MR GRAHAM SUTHERLAND’S LATEST PORTRAIT ON PUBLIC EXHIBITION)



‘ON THE ROAD WITH KENNEDY’


'RICHARD NIXON AT AIRPORT RALLY'


'LORD BEAVERBROOK'


'‘EDEN AND CHURCHILL GARTERED’'


'ON THE ROAD: HERBERT MORRISON ELECTIONEERING'


More info here

Friday, January 19, 2018

The Illustrators 2017

Chris Beetles' annual show is up now at his gallery in Ryder St. London. Sveral choice Searle pieces are included. Here are some pics but go along if you can and see them in person (plus hundreds of other cartoons by artists like John Glashan, Peter Brookes, Rowland Emett, Norman Thelwell et al.). More info here







Note the address in the card above- that was teh Searle family home at 32 Newton Rd. in the fifties. More on that building here

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The Studio magazine

A June 1949 profile of Searle in The Studio magazine highlighted the twenty nine year old artist's reportage and illustration work.





To read more about Searle's visit to Yugoslavia go here and his visit to Poland here

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

A rare' Searle-designed' animated film for 'Lemon Hart Rum' screens this weekend at the BFI in London. Details & tickets here.

The 3 minute film was produced by Larkin Studio in 1953. Music by Francis Chagrin.


The short film was shown in UK cinemas and a printed booklet featuring art from the film was distributed at screenings. A copy exists in the Searle Archive in Hanover, Germany. 









































More on Lemon Hart Rum here


See a stop-motion Searle style ad for 'Lemon Hart Rum' here