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Winning Bid:
$2,401.30 (Includes 18% Buyer's Premium)
Bidding Ended:
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 9:00:00 PM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Wednesday, November 3, 2021 9:00:00 PM)
Time Left:
Auction #233 Part II
Value Code:
K - $1,000 to $2,000 Help Icon
Item Description
Approx. 14x15" sheet of art paper has pencil sketch original art by Batman creator Bob Kane, showing his design process for the iconic comic character. Sheet includes sketch of Leonardo Da Vinci's bat-influenced flying machine design, labeled "Da Vinci's Orinthopter" in Kane's hand, along w/"Da Vinci Quote: 'Remember That Your Bird Should Have No Other Model Than The Bat!'" Below this are three different designs labeled "Bat Masks?" showing design progression of Batman's famous cowl. Right features great full body image of a prototypical "Bat-Man," which is rather close to the finished design, only w/different cowl/mask. Lower right has "Robert Kane - 10/25/35" notation, indicating the time of Kane's original design. This art was created c. 1995. Sheet has moderate handling wear as mailed, w/creases and .5" T-shaped tear left of moon image. 1/8" age spot on Bat-Mask image. VG. This unique art was created by Kane for Chip Kidd's 1996 book Batman Collected. Due to the damage the art received in mailing, it was not used in the final book. Comes w/original mailing envelope hand-addressed by Kane. Envelope shows obvious wear and just comes along. Lot also includes one of Bob Kane's personal envelopes that he has labeled "Negative For DC 'Batman Collected'," going on to list subjects of negative slides. These include image of Kane w/large Batman drawing, image of Batman, Robin and Batwoman (mislabeled "Batgirl" by Kane) as well as notable Bat-villains. Art represents Kane's artwork, some dating back to 1971, w/dates and handwritten notations on some. Negatives are Exc. Comes w/handwritten note from Kidd, explaining the genesis of this lot. Unique lot, including original Batman art from his creator - Bob Kane! From the collection of Chip Kidd, renowned author, graphic designer and pop culture enthusiast extraordinaire.
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