Live Auction

The February 2023 Auctions: Day 2

Fri, Feb 17, 2023 11:00AM EST
Lot 1083

Martin Wong, (American, 1946-1999) Oil On Canvas C. 1978-1979, Alfred E. Neuman, H 36'' W 48''

Estimate: $20,000 - $40,000

Bid Increments

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$0 $5
$30 $10
$100 $25
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$900 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
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$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$150,000 $10,000
Martin Wong, (American, 1946-1999) Oil On Canvas C. 1978-1979, Alfred E. Neuman, H 36'' W 48'' | Alfred E. Neuman - Mad Magazine. Stamp lower left with two Chinese character seals over circular stamp: "Martin Wong, Human Instamatic" encircling: "I.M,U" over "U.R.2". Hand painted faux wood frame adorns canvas edges. Provenance: Property of a Southfield, MI private collector who purchased it from an Oakland County, MI estate as part of a private sale c. 2010. According to the estate executor, the work was originally purchased by the owner's deceased son who had collected art while living in New York. This work, along with other works in the son's estate, were shipped to Michigan where they remained until sold or dispersed c. 2010. We would like to thank Anneliis Beadnell, Archivist to the Estate of Martin Wong and Co-Editor of the Martin Wong Catalogue Raisonne, Martin Wong Foundation/Stanford Libraries, for confirming that a photograph of this work is in the artists' archive which dates the work circa 1978-79. Because the image in the archive was poorly lit, and its whereabouts were unknown, it was not included in the current Catalogue Raisonne. This work will be reviewed by the editors in the fall of 2023 for inclusion in 2024.


Original canvas. Light blemishes left of canvas. jw Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchellesĂ­ specialists. Should you have any additional questions regarding the condition of this lot, please email conditions@dumouchelles.com.