I'm pretty sure I remember this Edward Koren drawing from when it appeared as a New Yorker cartoon some years ago, but I have not been able to find it in the The New Yorker's archive in order to date it--but surely what makes for demographic perfection has become more complex and conflicted since it was published! This is the original--ink pen on cream paper/board, with pencil (and some erasure marks) underneath, and signed in ink in the lower right corner. Pretty rare to find Koren's original drawings on the market, and I think this is a pretty iconic one.
Based in Vermont, Edward Koren (b.1935) has supplied close to 1000 cartoons to “The New Yorker” magazine as well as other publications including Newsweek, Time, GQ, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Vogue, Fortune, Vanity Fair, The Nation, and The Boston Globe,” and has illustrated several books. He is, as described in the press release for an exhibition of his original drawings at Vermont’s Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, "best known for his iconic, fuzzy-haired, long-nosed denizens of New York’s Upper West Side."
I purchased this drawing at an estate sale in Concord, MA that included terrific art, ceramics, textiles, and books. I am selling it as found, matted and framed in a simple black metal frame with the sticker of the framer (Cadey Framing, Brookline, MA) on the back. The drawing is in excellent condition, with no flaws or aging to the paper that I can see. Strung with wire for hanging. Exposed image size: 13"wide x 10 1/2" tall. Framed: 22 1/8" wide x 18 1/8" tall x 1" deep.