Friday, April 17, 2015

Science Fiction art from Heritage Auction Site-- large high quality images

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FRANK R. PAUL (American, 1884-1963)
The Ideal, Wonder Stories pulp cover, September 1935
Oil on canvas
22 x 16 in. (image)
Signed lower left

Jerry Weist Collection;
Heritage Auctions, Dallas, April 11, 2013, Lot 78165;
Private collection. Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.

There appears to be minor spot of discoloration at right top edge and possible light surface grime in lighter pigment at bottom edge; otherwise, work remeains in good overall condition; not examined outside of frame; framed under acrylic to an overall size of 40.5 x 23.5 inches.

FRANK R. PAUL (American, 1884-1963)
Universe in Darkness, Future Fiction pulp cover, November 1940
Oil on canvas
24 x 17 in.
Signed lower right

Frank Collection, Virginia;
Heritage Auctions, New York, October 26, 2013, lot 78262.

A copy of the magazine accompanies this lot. Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.

Unlined canvas; under UV exam, there appear to be several spots of minor inpainting along the top extreme edge, an approx. 1 inch vertical line in the upper left negative space to the right of the rocket's smoke trail, scattered pinpoints in the negative space, a small dot on the planet's surface below the far right robot, and two small horizontal lines on the inside panel of the central robot's back left tank tread; framed to an overall size of 26.375 X 19.375 inches.
 R. COURTNEY (American, 20th Century)
Overseeing Robots in Spring Cleaning, 1981
Gouache on board
18 x 14.375 in. (sight)
Signed lower right
Estimate: $300 - $500.

No visible condition issues; matted and framed under glass to an overall size of 24-1/4 x 20-1/4 inches.

Minor abrasions along the extreme edges; dry craquelure/cupping on chamber door, inner-chamber, eyes and gems; approx. 3-1/2 inch scratch repaired along the upper center left edge; not framed.

CARL LUNDGREN (American, b. 1947)
City of the Living Dead, Richard Blade No. 26, paperback cover, 1977
Oil on board
23 x 20 in.
Signed and dated lower right

This illustration was published as the cover of Richard Blade No. 26, City of the Living Dead by Jeffery Lord, Pinnacle Books, 1978. Estimate: $400 - $600.
Aside from a few spots of possible discoloration, the artwork appears to be in good condition.  Framed to an overall size of 26-1/4 x 23-1/4 inches.

 DON MAITZ (American, b. 1953)
The Eyes of the Underworld, probable science fiction book covers (three works), 1981;1984
Acrylic on board
7 x 4.25 in. (sheet, each)
Two signed and dated lower left
One signed lower right
Estimate: $200 - $400.
Aside from light edge wear with a few flecks of paint loss to extreme corner edges, the artworks are all in overall good condition.  Two are matted to an overall size of 10 x 7-1/2 inches.  Not framed.

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