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Winning Bid:
$11,500.00 (Includes 15% Buyer's Premium)
Bidding Ended:
Thursday, July 25, 2013 1:00:00 PM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Thursday, July 25, 2013 1:00:00 PM)
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Auction #209 - Part II
Item numbers 1145 through 2874 in auction 209
Value Code:
M - $5,000 to $10,000 Help Icon
Item Description
17.75x21.75" frame contains original oil painting by British comic book artist Simon Bisley (known for his 1990s work on ABC Warriors, Lobo and Sláine and countless other works since then). Bisley's style is often noted for being more dark and primal than comic book art is typically thought of, which helped the art of comic books evolve as a medium. Offered here is Bisley's original painting for the cover to "Swamp Thing" #102, published by DC Comics as part of their Vertigo line of comics in Dec., 1990. Almost the entire image area (which as been matted to 10x15") is taken up by large hulking image of Swamp Thing, DC's titular swamp monster hero. At the right is the small image of Tefé Holland, Swamp Thing's young human daughter. She sits on a clump of grass just above Bisley's "Biz" signature and "90" date. Art is slightly brighter than the final comic book cover, and the texture of the paint is clearly visible, w/raised areas giving Swamp Thing's shoulder (as well as the grass Tefé is seated upon) a more realistic feel, almost as if the painting is part plant itself. As professionally double-matted (w/suede-like mat) and framed, makes for a wonderful NM display.
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