103 originals released for sale

Kerry Waghorn originals(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 sale.

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 Lucas.

A portfolio of 103 original images has been selected for sale this year.

"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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Patricia 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.

Patricia Bannerman, Executive-Director
e-mail: patricia@kerrywaghorn.com

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