Jerry Lewis: Hey, Oscar! 2009 fine art print / edition of 40 / $190.00
On February 22, 2009, Jerry Lewis received his first and only Oscar. After 60 years in films—his first, My Friend Irma, with Dean Martin, was released in 1949—The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences presented Jerry an award for his "humanitarian efforts [that] have brought credit to the industry." Eddie Murphy handed the Jean Hersholt statuette to Jerry; the audience stood and applauded; and Jerry delivered a gracious, succinct acceptance of 116 words, six of which were "the humility I feel is staggering."

What everyone else felt was best expressed by the sentiment printed on the t-shirt Stella McCartney wore to her dad's induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: "About Fucking Time."

Acknowledging Jerry's heroic efforts in fighting Muscular Dystrophy is not the same as acknowledging his monumental contribution to motion pictures. Let's be clear: Jerry Lewis still hasn't received an Oscar for his film work.
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Only forty (40) prints of Jerry Lewis were produced for this edition. Each print is signed in the lower right and numbered in the lower left (both beneath the image). We have sold numbers 1/40 thru 14/40, and are now offering numbers 15/40 thru 20/40, unframed, for $190 each (plus shipping & handling). Prices will increase for subsequent prints as the edition depletes.

The image area is 14" high x 11-1/2" wide, and centered on an untrimmed 19" x 13" sheet. Paper, ink, and production specifications, as well as shipping details, are available on our PRINT SPECS page.

Drew and his wife Kathy were invited by Jerry to attend the 2009 MDA telethon in Las Vegas. In a first-ever meeting between Artist and Legend, Jerry signed a "Hey, Oscar!" print. Read Drew's comments on the 2004 background of the work and Jerry's initial reaction.