vodou

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    I was posting here when you were in diapers.

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  1. vodou

    HA February Auction

    Is quirky the word you're looking for?
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    HA February Auction

    This is one of those things that requires an explicit opt-out action on your part. It is their platform after all.
  3. One month would be downright fast to get the package in hand, considering the size of the sale and whatnot. But no reply of any sort...that's weak (aka unprofessional). Nonetheless, you guys sort of expected this going in, so not much room to complain (at least not yet). Is it a sales event if nobody shows up?
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    Thanks to LA COMIC ART CON!

    Wasn't the Steranko Cap dps being offered by Metropolis? If so, then it would be them or their neighbor that could help with the BWS.
  5. Patience...give it two weeks
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    TOS 39 Original artwork?

    IIRC Nash was the consignor to that early 90s sale.
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    TOS 39 Original artwork?

    1970...years before official art returns began at Marvel
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    Lichtenstein's "Whaam!"

    Likewise agree, insofar as anybody that employs an advisor, buyer, curator, picker, etc (in any collectible field - not just art) and isn't following along, to learn and hone their own eye and aesthetic...is a damned fool and deserves to watch the hot air evaporate regularly and periodically underneath their balloon purchases. Not everyone that deserves it gets whacked every time, but it happens often enough to enough people that I feel the universe is quite balanced on the subject overall
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    Lichtenstein's "Whaam!"

    Note my specific use of the word: some. I'm certain that I can find one AB-Ex artist my statement is true for before you can exclude all of them from that same statement.
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    Lichtenstein's "Whaam!"

    There's a line? How much is way too much? How much is just too much? Or merely much And then if you could just divest yourself of your net worth above any of those numbers and send it to me...please that would work fine and I'll blindly agree to whatever you post here forever more Let's first acknowledge that Paris lost prominence as the art capitol of the world post-WWII. It shifted to NYC (where many of the big private collectors and gallerists relocated their inventories and often themselves to escape a certain form of persecution risk in central Europe roughly 1933-1945...) And then there was the exhalation of relief (that effing war is finally over) followed by rampant and exuberant consumerism everywhere. Is it a surprise that people were just tossing anything at the wall to see what would stick? Some artists chose to express the void of whatever (the human condition?) with Ab-Ex, others saw that, mocked at the seriousness of it all and went the opposite direction. There's your Pop Art right there. Er, comics, overall as an industry, benefited mightily too 1950s-late 60s. There was a lot of work for a fair number of hack artists grinding out product...make of that what you will, as much as some would like to discuss how certain artists were stolen from and BAH! reparations must be made!! Nothing to add
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    Lichtenstein's "Whaam!"

    New to me, pretty good share.
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    Lichtenstein's "Whaam!"

    Just writing to write here, but...I have great difficulty with most Big Two artists when stripped of their corporate branded characters and storylines. The "art" itself, that which the artist added to what already existed before they were given the job, often atrocious. Lichtenstein isn't particularly better either...as you correctly note, it's that he did came from fine art and did them as fine art pieces that made the difference. Right place at the right time, essentially. Same with Warhol and most of the rest of the movement (giant inflatable plastic telephone anyone?!) The monstrous irony is that NYC fine art found comic art to be "art" before the hobby did. I love that. And that they still largely ignore comic art otherwise, 55 years later...icing on the cake! I mean...twenty years after art returns began, you could still give most everything but the most obvious examples of comic art away for the equivalent of a dinner date and movie for two.
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    Lichtenstein's "Whaam!"

    I find the choices made in LOS to be much better than the original, the redesign of both faces being the most prominent. The other pieces/choice, less so. But still good imo, and that's where I'm coming from.
  14. My recollection, which could be way off, was that Dave Mandel was part of a discussion where Hulk 181 cover came up as destroyed (fire at Len Wein's?) and it was confirmed as "not" destroyed. That's my recollection.
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    Lichtenstein's "Whaam!"

    Nice share. From what I'm seeing, the originals are clearly referenced but not slavishly copied...making Lichtenstein considerably more original than the multitude of comic artists making an industry of light-boxed recreations.