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Howard Cruse Art: Untitled COLOR Art: Revolutionary War illustration “Hoop Race"


Howard Cruse Art: Untitled COLOR Art: Revolutionary War illustration “Hoop Race"
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    HOWARD CRUSE ORIGINAL ART

    Title/date/description: Untitled, Undated Color Art: Revolutionary War illustration “Hoop Race"

    We don’t know exactly when this was created or what it was done for, other than a Revolutionary War era theme (note the Paul Revere joke in the background). A character named Shambles doesn’t know what to do with a 1776-era hoop, while a man in a white wig with a whistle seems to be running a hoop race.

    Howard’s NY address is hand-lettered on the reverse side, and since he and his husband Eddie moved to Western Massachusetts in 2003, this original pre-dates 2003. Beyond that we don’t know anything about this piece. 

    Size/medium/condition
    17 x 9 inches (43.2 x 22.9 cm). Tempera & Ink on heavy Bristol board. Excellent condition.



    Provenance:
     
    Warranted to be authentic and from the estate of Howard Cruse, which the DKAA agency exclusively represents.

    Further reference
    Howard Cruse (1944-2019) was an American cartoonist best known for humor and gay themes. First coming to attention in the 1970s during the underground comix movement with Barefootz, he was the founding editor of Gay Comix in 1980, created the gay-themed strip Wendel during the 1980s, and he reached a more mainstream audience in 1995 with his masterwork Stuck Rubber Baby (published in an anniversary edition in 2020 by First Second).

    We have art from Cruse’s full career. If you don’t see what you’re looking for in this web gallery, contact us at help@deniskitchen.com and we can tell you if what you seek is in our larger inventory.



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