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Original Jose Gonzalez Vampirella Pinup Art (1981)
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $7,540.00
In the early 1980s, Jose Gonzalez produced a series of approximately thirty Vampirella pinups, which were used as the backdrops for the table of contents pages in Vampirella. These works are widely recognized by collectors as the most desirable and definitive studies of Vampirella ever produced. They are as highly regarded by many collectors as original Vampirella cover art, and in fact are considerably rarer simply because so few were produced, and fewer still have survived. These masterpieces of modern pinup art are in a class by themselves. The offered artwork is one of what was at one time the largest collection of Gonzalez Vampirella pinups to ever be assembled, which at its peak numbered ten pieces. Only a few known pieces escaped inclusion in this collection, suggesting that there may be as few as thirteen or possibly fourteen examples of Gonzalez Vampirella table of contents pinup artwork in existence in the entire collecting world. This is a simply stunning and perfect example of Vampirella art and one of the several Gonzalez pinups which have been saved as the best to be offered last, from this extraordinary holding. This work was used as the backdrop to the title page of a 1982 Vampirella issue. It is in perfect condition, executed in pencils on white Bristol, signed and dated 1981. Dimensions: 20 x 14.25 inches. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000. SOLD FOR $7,540.00
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