Description: Checking up on his wife
Comment: I think that, in addition to his sense of humor, one thing that's especially likable about Arno is his freedom of application of medium. The result is that his artwork seems to go straight from the funny bone to the surface. We see it throughout his career regardless of medium. I suppose that today we could interpret either of the figures in the bed as “Lambie,” though surely that would not have been Arno's intent in 1935. Speaking of 1935, there's a label on back that probably dates to just about then, see the DETAIL photo. There are copies of the book readily available from book dealers though one is not included with the purchase of the art.
Price: $3,850 (+ $70 domestic shipping)