Heritage May 16 - 18 Comic Art Signature Auction - Chicago
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40 minutes ago, artcollector9 said:

Here's a possible reason for a Lucas purchase of EQ:

The Egyptian Queen's outfit was the inspiration for Star War's Princess Leia's costume.

I could see THAT as a plausible reason for George to buy it for his museum. 

 

 

 

That might be a reason, but it would be a terrible one for the expense.

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5.4 million is less than 0.1% of Lucas's wealth...

Another way of putting it -- he could acquire 1000 EQs and still have a billion bucks left.

Edited by exitmusicblue

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4 minutes ago, exitmusicblue said:

5.4 million is less than 0.1% of Lucas's wealth...

Master Race was less than 0.01%... 

I don't know if he bought EQ or not, but, $5.4 million would pay for a lot of salaries and upkeep at the Museum (at $100 a pop, it's the equivalent of 54,000 annual memberships). Probably a better use of that money than spending it on a painting of a Westernized Egyptian princess with a 34GGG bust being gazed at lustily by a (phallic) sword-wielding warrior that probably won't go over very well with critics and much of the public. :fear:

But, YMMV!! :D

 

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21 hours ago, vodou said:

With no other bidders (or any interest whatsoever based on "her" face) what it really was: a fixed price sale done very publicly.

when you say based on her face, do you mean because of the changes to her face that Frazetta made?

 

yeah, interesting theory for sure. Kind of a hey, we'll let it go at this... but also if anyone bids the hell out of it that wouldn't have hurt any feelings, other than that initial prospective buyers of course.

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With $6.2 Billion, he probably makes about $200,000,000 in interest alone every year! He could use EQ for toilet paper & it would hardly blip on his yearly financials! 

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3 minutes ago, delekkerste said:

Master Race was less than 0.01%... 

I don't know if he bought EQ or not, but, $5.4 million would pay for a lot of salaries and upkeep at the Museum (at $100 a pop, it's the equivalent of 54,000 annual memberships). Probably a better use of that money than spending it on a painting of a Westernized Egyptian princess with a 34GGG bust being gazed at lustily by a (phallic) sword-wielding warrior that probably won't go over very well with critics and much of the public. :fear:

But, YMMV!! :D

 

No one should ever forget their roots. :D

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44 minutes ago, delekkerste said:

That sounds plausible. A bad idea, I think, but, plausible. I mean, Disney has already done away with the Slave Leia costume in media and merchandising because they felt it was out of step with the way society is going (or, alternatively, you can say they caved to outside pressures for financial reasons). Is it really worth $5.4 million to buy something which will probably provoke similar outrage and controversy? Do we, as a hobby, want the first reviews of the Lucas Museum to all have the obligatory paragraph about "juvenile art portraying adolescent male sexual power fantasies out of touch with the times"? Because, whether Bronty thinks it's ridiculous or not...you know it will happen:sumo: 

I just think this piece is a liability for a museum more than it is an asset.  It belongs in the collection of a rich, pervy fanboy!! :fear: 

That's plausible, but if EQ would cause that reaction or that judgement alone, that's pathetic.     What is Star Wars if not an epic power fantasy?     If we are at the point where a pair of knockers causes outrage over anything and everything else then that's truly pathetic and weak minded and eventually the pendulum will swing back.

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Today's HA auction has started with a number of Murphy Anderson stories, including Showcase #60 which ended at $90K for 8 pages part one, $66K for part two (10 pages) and $50K for part three (6 pages). Pretty good prices especially for part one with $11250 a page.

Edited by Brian Peck

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Last Pre-CrisisSuperman #423 cover by Swan and Anderson ended at $52,800.

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The scary thing about EQ is that 90k suddenly seems like chump change...

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Just now, exitmusicblue said:

The scary thing about EQ is that 90k suddenly seems like chump change...

To some.

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I wonder how much of a hit the racist porn scandal was on the final price of EQ? I bet that sale took a hit on it. Potentially drove away some buyers.

Easier to argue that it was a product of the times, with out that strong evidence of how he thought personally.

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$18K for Bloom County Sunday "Bill the Cat" First Appearance

Really shocked it met reserve, that 5-6x what a Bloom County strip goes for. Not alot of the originals out there, though Berke Breathed did recently sell a bunch.

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2 minutes ago, Brian Peck said:

$18K for Bloom County Sunday "Bill the Cat" First Appearance

Really shocked it met reserve, that 5-6x what a Bloom County strip goes for. Not alot of the originals out there, though Berke Breathed did recently sell a bunch.

Actually, I disagree...there are a LOT of BC strips out there. I would be surprised if Breathed has more originals in his possession than not.

OTOH, I was also surprised this met reserve, considering it's been available for years. Great example, but also the equivalent of the AMERICAN FLAGG #1 cover in terms of strip art.

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1 hour ago, Bronty said:

at the end of the day you are still giving your wealth away

Always. You can't take it with you, cash or art. That's a given unless you are Jesus or Methuselah :)

But with museum, to your point, you get the advantage of ego massage. Everything else is roughly equal at the end of the day.

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40 minutes ago, The Cimmerians Purse said:

when you say based on her face, do you mean because of the changes to her face that Frazetta made?

No. The auctioneer's face ;)

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37 minutes ago, Bronty said:

What is Star Wars if not an epic power fantasy?

Question: How long before these are all rebooted with Leia in the lead and "not" white?

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Omg lol

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28 minutes ago, The Cimmerians Purse said:

I wonder how much of a hit the racist porn scandal was on the final price of EQ? I bet that sale took a hit on it. Potentially drove away some buyers.

Easier to argue that it was a product of the times, with out that strong evidence of how he thought personally.

Oh gosh...there's so much more to this story than what's "out there" regarding those couple of pieces from Doc Dave's collection...

And I say, ZERO HIT to price. You either care or you don't. I don't and I think $4.5m doesn't either. What's obvious is there are zero other $4.5m hands in this game. Pre-reserve-reveal-action stalled around 2.5m, right? I think that's about as deep as the pockets we all know and love go. If that. Surely plenty of thrill bids in this.

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30 minutes ago, The Cimmerians Purse said:

I wonder how much of a hit the racist porn scandal was on the final price of EQ? I bet that sale took a hit on it. Potentially drove away some buyers.

Easier to argue that it was a product of the times, with out that strong evidence of how he thought personally.

Judging the art on the artist is a slippery slope.   

Judging the artist on sexual proclivities or interest is a slippery slope too.

combine the two and we might as well be sliding downhill 

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