Jay Lynch Painting
I brought in an alley find that I got in Rogers Park a good 15 years ago. I know that he's a comic artist that went to the Art Institute of Chicago in the '60s, and he was in several different publications.
And you mentioned you think perhaps the artist was under the influence when he painted this?
Yes, I did contact the artist, he confirmed it was his, he said he painted it in '65 or '66, when he was at the Art Institute, and this was an assignment apparently for his classes. I was wondering what the "ILA" or the "TLA" was for a long time, and it's "I like acid." And he said he did paint this before acid became illegal.
What you've brought us today is a really trippy painting by the Chicago artist Jay Lynch. He is best known for his work for Mad Magazine, the Chicago Reader, and the Garbage Pail Kids. But this is a little bit different; this is something he did not as a commercial piece. This is taken from a political campaign poster in the '60s.
"Woods for Sheriff."
Exactly. Lynch mostly is sold in comic and illustration art auctions. Given the couple of condition issues we have with it-- there are a couple of little punctures and tears-- I would put a conservative auction estimate on this of $5,000 to $7,000.
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