(NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada - 20
March, 2009) - For the first time since 2004, renowned caricaturist
Kerry Waghorn has released a selection of his original works for
Since being founded by Chronicle Features in San Francisco in 1977,
Kerry's Faces in the News feature became an international
journalistic legend. Now represented by Universal Press Syndicate,
his work has appeared in more than 400 publications in about 60
countries. The Waghorn archives, over the full-span of a 40-year
career, contain 9,000 original images.
"We get enquiries all the time about the purchase of originals, but
there are a few obstacles: I am very attached to these drawings and
even when persuaded to part with one, I feel obligated to give the
right of first refusal to the subject or their family, and, on top
of that, I am invariably too busy with new work to retrieve them and
prepare them for sale."
The last major release was in 2004 and over 100 originals were sold,
almost all to the subjects or people close to them. Among these were
Bryan Adams, Paul Newman, General Colin Powell, Malcolm Forbes,
Michael Jackson, President Bill Clinton, Melanie Griffith and George
A portfolio of 103 original images has been selected for sale this
"As per Kerry's instructions, every effort will be made to offer
these original drawings to the subjects - likely through their
agents or business addresses - before making them available to the
general public," said Patricia Bannerman, executive-director of The
Kerry Waghorn Studios. "However, I'd like to urge everyone to visit
our web site and enjoy Kerry's work. Quality digital versions of his
images can easily be downloaded at a nominal cost, as long as it is
for personal use only and not commercial resale."
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Bannerman, the Executive Director of The Kerry Waghorn
Studios, is also Vice-President and Creative Director of
Bannerline Corporate Communications, a Vancouver, B.C.
consulting firm. She studied at the Kingston School of Art
in her native England and, after emigrating to Canada,
served as secretary to the director, Vancouver Art Gallery.
She is a former director and active supporter of the West
Vancouver Community Arts Council, an artist and a
photographer published in many books and journals.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Patricia Bannerman, Executive-Director
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