Family Tree: Study for a New Yorker cover together with a copy of the printed front cover signed 'Ajalov' (lower right), pencil, pen and black ink 29.5 x 23cm (11 5/8 x 9 1/16in). unframed (2)
Alajalov had his first New Yorker cover published at the age of 25. He had fled Russia during the time of Revolution and worked in a number of countries including Russia, Persia, Turkey before finally settling in New York and becoming the only artist to have painted covers for both the new Yorker and the Saturday Evening Post.
Provenance: Pook & Pook Inc, October 26, 2007, Lot 260.