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Original Sanjulian Cover Art Painting for Vampirella #44 (Aug. 1975)
Starting Bid - $4,000.00, Sold For - $10,440.00
Original cover art painting to Vampirella #44 by Manuel Sanjulian, published in August 1975. Extraordinarily detailed oil on canvas cover painting captures a mad scientist in his laboratory, working on his Frankenstein-inspired monster creation. This painting has been created with an uncompromising investment of intricate and exacting detail, unparalleled and unmatched by any other Warren cover painting. It has been suggested to us by a former Warren employee that Sanjulian may have been paid extra to produce this particular painting, as the amount of time and work involved in its creation is so far greater than that of other Warren cover paintings. This painting is one of the great masterpieces by one of Warren's greatest artists. This is the first time this painting has ever been available at auction. Manuel Sanjulian is universally recognized as one of Warren Publishing's true masters. Few artists were able to capture the horror of the Warren universe so effectively, and have such a lasting impact on the entire genre. Sanjulian is credited with giving the Creepy and Eerie titles their character during their most successful, early years. His work is rare, and also held in the highest esteem among collectors. This is an outstanding example of Sanjulian's work which has never before been offered. The image was "flipped" left to right when published (a common practice in the magazine industry) to accommodate for the added cover text. Dimensions: 13 x 17.25 inches. Beautifully matted and framed to 20.5 x 24.5 inches. In virtually flawless Near Mint condition. The original cover painting is accompanied by a copy of the published magazine. Reserve $4,000. Estimate $8,000/$12,000. SOLD FOR $10,440.00
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