Leo Cullum was a giant among New Yorker cartoonists, publishing more than 819 cartoons from 1977 till his untimely passing in 2010. In this piece, published on August 6, 1990, Leo pokes some fun at the retailer, Pier 1, which was well-known for its possibly too common use of wicker in its products.
Sharpie pen and black ink wash on 11" x 14" Bristol Board. The entire piece is protected by a brown paper overlay with a tear sheet from the magazine. The artist's personal stamp appears on the reverse side along with a few production notes. Excellent condition.
Leo Cullum's original New Yorker work is extremely rare; this piece derives from the private collection of his family.