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Al Hirschfeld Art

TV TOTEM POLE: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Jackie Gleason, Jack Webb, Groucho Marx. Gouache on board, 21x16 inches. Signed lower right. 1954. "An early version of television's ratings system. Later on the pole was greased. Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, Jackie Gleason, Jack Webb, and Groucho Marx." HOL/colr published in colliers, 29 october 1954 cover. Exhibited at Katonah Museum of Art "In Line with Al Hirschfeld" exhibit, 1998 Estimate $10,000-15,000 Courtesy: Swann Auction Galleries