Sunday, May 24, 2009

Original Artwork by Xavier Cugat up for Auction

Bandleader, composer and violinist, Xavier Cugat was also a skilled cartoonist. In the 1920s, while struggling to find work as a musician, he worked as a caricaturist for the Los Angeles Times newspaper.

The Heritage Auction Galleries 2009 June Signature Music & Entertainment Memorabilia Auction includes three original drawings by Xavier Cugat.

Self-Portrait Caricature by Xavier Cugat
Self-Portrait Caricature by Xavier Cugat

The auction also includes artwork by actors Glenn Ford and Adam West; The Who bassist John Entwistle; Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood; and Jefferson Airplane singer Grace Slick. There are also signed sketches by James Stewart and Shirley Temple.

The Auction takes place June 5-6, 2009. For more information visit Heritage Auctions.

See the Pop Life Art celebrity artists list for links to the artwork of more than 100 musicians, singers, and actors.