LARGE PROMOTIONAL POSTER FOR AMPHIGOREY ALSO, TWICE SIGNED BY EDWARD GOREY
GOREY, Edward. Poster signed ["Amphigorey Also"]. [New York: Congdon and Weed], circa 1983. Large poster, measuring 15-1/2 by 24-1/2 inches. $700.
Lovely promotional poster for Gorey's third compilation, twice signed by Edward Gorey.
This poster advertising Edward Gorey's third book compilation, Amphigorey Also, features alphabet block-style letters spelling out Impyroghea [an anagram of "Amphigory"] with flying naked mole rats in every block. Edmund Wilson described Gorey's work as "surrealistic and macabre, amusing and somber, nostalgic and claustrophobic, poetic and poisoned." Gorey is known for his "distinctive, instantly recognizable style: intricately detailed pen-and-ink drawings capture characters, fur-coated, turtle-necked, or dressed in 1920s or Edwardian garb, frozen in moments of stoicism. Somewhat Gothic and ostensibly grim, these images are usually accompanied by macabre stories of death, dread, and gore or by humorous verses detailing situations of horror" (Silvey, 278).
Only minor rubbing along top edge. A lovely poster, twice signed by Edward Gorey.