Gruffalo beckons grown-ups
NEW YORK: From the Gruffalo to the Grinch and Winnie the Pooh to the Wild Things, grown-ups are taking a keen interest these literary beasts – and it isn’t just nostalgia. Galleries report that original book illustrations are being seen as a good investment and something familiar to hang on the walls.
The Illustration Cupboard, a London gallery specialising in such works, says turnover has leapt 90 percent in three years. The gallery recently sold an E H Shepard illustration for a 1931 version of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows for £50 000 (R625 675). – The Independent on Sunday