FIVE ORIGINAL IRV DOCKTOR ILLUSTRATIONS OF PLAYBILLS AND THEATRE PROGRAMS. Irv Docktor, Jean Smart Billy Crytsal, Hal Holbrook.
FIVE ORIGINAL IRV DOCKTOR ILLUSTRATIONS OF PLAYBILLS AND THEATRE PROGRAMS
FIVE ORIGINAL IRV DOCKTOR ILLUSTRATIONS OF PLAYBILLS AND THEATRE PROGRAMS
FIVE ORIGINAL IRV DOCKTOR ILLUSTRATIONS OF PLAYBILLS AND THEATRE PROGRAMS
FIVE ORIGINAL IRV DOCKTOR ILLUSTRATIONS OF PLAYBILLS AND THEATRE PROGRAMS
FIVE ORIGINAL IRV DOCKTOR ILLUSTRATIONS OF PLAYBILLS AND THEATRE PROGRAMS

FIVE ORIGINAL IRV DOCKTOR ILLUSTRATIONS OF PLAYBILLS AND THEATRE PROGRAMS

NY: Playbill. No Binding. Irv Docktor (1918 - 2008) was an American illustrator and educator best known for his work as a book and magazine illustrator in the 1950s and 1960s. His versatile work appeared in hundreds of books, best known for hardcover dustjackets like Patricia Highsmith's "Strangers on a Train" and five first editions of Robert Heinlein science fiction novels including "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress". He also illustrated cover designs for Playbill, like his original art for the program for Robert Anderson's landmark drama "Tea and Sympathy". Docktor and his family lived in Fort Lee, NJ, where in 1957, he found a home in the woods, with an inspiring view of the Hudson River and NY skyline that he often sketched. His family frequently attended New York City museums and theatre, the Metropolitan Opera, the Philharmonic, the American Ballet Theatre, and the New York City Ballet. During performances, Docktor sketched what he was seeing in the Playbill. Offered here are his sketches for 5 performances he attended late in his life. (Provenance: Docktor's heirs) Original illustration, 2006, black and red ink and watercolor, title page excised from Playbill for DOUBT with a the figure of actor Eileen Atkins as mother superior, Ron Eldard as young priest and Jena Malone as young nun. Signed by Irv Docktor lower right. Playbill for the Walter Kerr Theatre where DOUBT had its Broadway premiere in 2004; the actors drawn here are from the replacement cast of 2006. Written by John Patrick Shanley, the play, besides winning 5 Tony's including Best Play, also received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Original illustration, 1998, black fine tip felt pen and watercolor, title page excised from a program for the John Harms Center for the Arts in Englewood NJ. Signed by both Holbrook and Docktor Original Playbill illustration for DANCE OF DEATH at the Broadhurst Theatre, 2001, starring actors Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren and David Strathairn in the August Strindberg 1901 classic. Black fine tip felt pen and watercolor, title page excised from the Playbill. Signed by Docktor. Original Playbill illustration of Billy Crystal in 700 SUNDAYS, 2003, at the Broadhurst TheaterOriginal illustration. Black fine tip felt pen and watercolor, title page excised from a Playbill. Thi is Crystal's autobiographical solo performance based on his weekly visits with his father. Originated at La Jolla, then played a limited run on Broadway. Signed by Docktor and twice by Crystal on the title page and then on another sheet excised from the Playbill. Original Stagebill illustration, 2000, black fine tip pen and watercolor, on the title page for the Roundabout Theatre revival production of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER of the two lead characters played by Nathan Lane and Jean Smart. SIgned by Docktor and actor Jean Smart. Near Fine. Item #012723

Price: $1,500.00