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March 9, 2011

Culture Fund Pays $1.4 Million For Ronald Searle Drawings

The Wilhelm Busch Museum Of Caricature And Drawing in Hanover, Germany announced early today that they've paid over $1 million for a massive repository of cartoons, illustrations and lithographs. The collection includes the original for perhaps his most famous work, his coverage of Adolf Eichmann's trial for Life. The announcement was made in advance of a Searle exhibit opening later this month, and the money came from something called (approximately, as it doesn't show up via a google search in English with this exact phrasing) the Lower Saxony state culture fund.

The 91-year-old artist continues to draw from his home in France. The British Museum also apparently has some Searle work in its collection.
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