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Expensive cover art

The original 1952 cover art for the award winning children’s book Charlotte’s Web has sold at auction in New York City for more than $155,000.

art and culture Updated: Oct 19, 2010 01:58 IST

The original 1952 cover art for the award winning children’s book

Charlotte’s Web

has sold at auction in New York City for more than $155,000.



A spokesperson for Heritage Auctions says the cover, drawn by Garth Williams fetched more than five times its estimated sale price. The buyer is a New York collector who wishes to remain anonymous. The book by E. B White, is about a friendship between Charlotte the spider and Wilbur the pig, who is saved from slaughter.