Are all of the pieces you sell original?
With rare exceptions, yes. Except in the case of Monoprints, all of the art featured in our galleries is hand-drawn, original work.
What is a Monoprint?
A few of the artists we represent create cartoons using a digital or electronic program. In such case, a hand-drawn original does not exist. A Monoprint is an image of the digital work printed on paper that is hand-signed and guaranteed by the artist to be authentic and the only hand-signed print of the image that exists.
How do I know the art I'm interested in is an authentic original?
Curated Cartoons acquires the vast majority of its art directly from the artist or the artist’s family or estate. In the instances where Curated Cartoons has acquired a piece through other sources, we vet it with a panel of experts to ensure its authenticity.
How can I confirm if and when the art I'm interested in was published?
The vast majority of the art in our galleries was published in the New Yorker Magazine or in other fine publications. In the case of published art, Curated Cartoons indicates the date of publication in the item’s description. These dates are confirmed from the New Yorker archives and/or through our panel of authenticators. We also sell preliminary work, re-creations, and other unpublished work as well. The item’s description will clearly state if an item is unpublished.
Does the original art look exactly like the published piece?
Mostly. Original art will sometime contain visible markings or edits made by the artist, such as white-out or overlays. New Yorker’s production team often digitally adjusts these edits so that they are not visible on the final published
How are your prices determined?
In most cases, the artists themselves fix the prices for the art featured in our galleries. In the instances where Curated Cartoons has acquired a piece through other sources, we determine the price based on consideration of our costs, the condition of the piece, and the price of similar pieces in our galleries, recent auctions, and the market in general.
Do you offer framing services?
No. However, we occasionally sell a piece that is already framed. The item’s description will clearly state if an item is already framed.
Can I license an image through Curated Cartoons?
Curated Cartoons does not license images of any art in our galleries. Please visit our friends at CartoonStock.com if you have an interest in licensing a specific cartoon.
Do you sell prints of original cartoon art?
Curated Cartoons does not sell prints of the cartoons in our galleries. Please visit our friends at CartoonStock.com if you have an interest in a non-original print of a particular cartoon.
I don't see a particular piece that I am interested in. Can you get it for me?
Maybe. If we represent the artist of the piece you have an interest in, we can reach out to see if it is available for sale. Please Contact Us.
The original I want has already been sold. Will the artist draw a new one for me?
Maybe. If we represent the artist of the piece that has been sold, we can reach out to see if the artist will draw a re-creation. Please Contact Us.
The original piece I want doesn't have caption on it. Will the artist write it in for me?
Possibly. If we represent the artist, we can reach out to see if he/she will hand-write the caption directly on to your piece upon purchase, or, if the caption is hand-written in pencil only (which is common), we can reach out to see if the artist will ink over the caption so that it is more readily visible. Otherwise, your piece will be shipped as is. Curated Cartoons will never alter a piece on its own.
How often do you acquire new art?
We are constantly reaching out to New Yorker artists and are constantly searching the market to acquire new cartoons for our galleries. New Additions will be highlighted directly on our home page. Please check back periodically to see what’s been added.
Do you sell original artwork for any of the covers of the New Yorker?
Sometimes. Covers are rare, prized collectibles and thus they are difficult to acquire. If we acquire a cover or some other specialty piece, we will usually feature it on our home page as a Featured Item.
I need my art quickly. Is expedited shipping available?
Please Contact Us if you require your piece on an expedited basis. We can often make suitable accommodations.
How is the artwork packaged for delivery?
All orders are packaged in sturdy cardboard with visible warnings against bending or folding.
My artwork arrived damaged. What can I do?
The condition of all art in our galleries is carefully stated in the description of each piece. All orders are packaged in sturdy cardboard with visible warnings against bending or folding. Curated Cartoons is not responsible for any products damaged during shipping. If your item is damaged during shipment, please contact the carrier to file a claim. Please save all packaging materials and damaged items before filing your claim.
I never received my art. What can I do?
Curated Cartoons is not responsible for any products lost during shipping. If your item is lost during shipment, please contact the carrier to file a claim. Please save all packaging materials and damaged items before filing your claim.
I changed my mind after I purchased a piece. Can I get my money back?
Unfortnaely, no. All sales by Curated Cartoons are final.
Are you affiliated with the New Yorker or CondeNast?
Curated Cartoons is independently owned and is not affiliated with the New Yorker Magazine or with Conde Nast.
Are you affiliated with Cartoon Stock?
No. Cartoon Stock (and it's website, CartoonStock.com) is owned and
managed by Bob Mankoff, a good friend of Curated Cartoons, but other than that friendship, there is no affiliation between the two companies.
I have an original New Yorker piece I'd like to sell. Will you buy it?
I'm a New Yorker cartoonist. Will you sell my art?
How can I learn more about New Yorker cartoon art?
Fortunately, there are quite a few resources to learn more about New Yorker cartoon art. For starters, check out our Brief History of New Yorker Cartoon Art and the sources listed on the bottom of that page. Another great resource is Michael Maslin’s website “Ink Spill” (michaelmaslin.com) which reports at least weekly on developments in the industry and maintains a database of all known books on the subject of New Yorker cartoons and cartoonists.
Who is the greatest New Yorker cartoonist of alltime?
The New Yorker has published cartoons created by hundreds of extremely talented artists. Many are quite well-known, such as Peter Arno and Charles Addams. But “greatest” is pretty subjective. We have our personal favorites, of course!