Heritage May 16 - 18 Comic Art Signature Auction - Chicago
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Mr. Fixit splash got some interest. Very cool.

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:cry: outbid on the one piece I wanted.  At least I significantly ran the winner up by 70%

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8 minutes ago, batman_fan said:

:cry: outbid on the one piece I wanted.  At least I significantly ran the winner up by 70%

Yeah, I was the underbidder on the piece I wanted. I think the winner and I did hit a new record price for pieces of like kind however (by maybe 150%?)

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Mark Nelson Aliens Poster - $9300

 

The one piece I was going after in the auction, but it went for much more than I expected. Loved the Aliens series and have been looking for a nice example and this poster was one of the nicest. Loved the Dou-shade!! Oh well, keep looking for another Aliens piece by Nelson.

 

 

 

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16 hours ago, Brian Peck said:

Have you heard the story about Caulkins quitting the Buck Rogers strip? 

Supposedly the someone at National Newspaper Service syndicate told Caulkins he was a terrible artist no where as good as Alex Raymond, Hal Foster or Burne Hogarth. So quit the strip, went home and burned all the strips he had done for Buck Rogers. Never could confirm that story but does explain why most of his art isn't out there. The syndicate had some of his early stuff but considering how many years he drew it, wonder where the rest of the artwork is.

I have not heard the story, I personally think it’s more of a style thing than incompetence as a draftsman.....he isn’t the type of artist as the guys you mentioned, more of a stylist, and if someone is interested in getting close to “realism” Calkins isn’t for them....he’s quirky but his lines are confident enough that I trust what he does. He also creates some real weirdness that complements the strip in many cases. 

Ive seen quite a few out there over the years, but not a ton....so maybe he did destroy many of them....that would be too bad IMHO

id also just throw out that Ditko could be quite odd at times, and that made for a heck of a lot of charm and humanity to his Spider-Man.

Edited by suspense39

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1 hour ago, batman_fan said:

OMG, I may need to go into therapy after seeing that one :sick:

The art might be cheaper than therapy (shrug)

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17 minutes ago, vodou said:

Wow, that's kray kray. I'd rather have 6 - 10 batman cult pages at those prices 

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While there were some deals to be had this weekend- overall I'd say judging by the latest auction, the sky won't be falling anytime immediate. some very aggressive and impressive prices (not even looking at the Frazetta).

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7 hours ago, BCarter27 said:

Mr. Fixit splash got some interest. Very cool.

can you post the link? i think i missed it and i do dig my mr fixit.  Never mind I found it.

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4 hours ago, Brian Peck said:

Mark Nelson Aliens Poster - $9300

 

The one piece I was going after in the auction, but it went for much more than I expected. Loved the Aliens series and have been looking for a nice example and this poster was one of the nicest. Loved the Dou-shade!! Oh well, keep looking for another Aliens piece by Nelson.

 

 

 

Had my eye on it too. A real memorable piece.  The duo shade adds a lot to the art.  Great pose too.  

One of the 'problems' for me was the large size. I know some folks like oversized art.. but when it comes to comic related art 11x17 or 12x18 is my preferred size.  I got Larger pieces - but for the most part try and avoid that.

The price was more than I expected too - but I think it was super nostalgic. The only alien pieces I liked as much from the period are the Dennis Beauvais covers from the color series that followed the original Nelson mini.

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6 hours ago, O. said:

 

5 hours ago, batman_fan said:

OMG, I may need to go into therapy after seeing that one :sick:

$10k is high for sure, but it's still a fraction of what it would be if this page was drawn by McFarlane

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2 hours ago, Panelfan1 said:

Had my eye on it too. A real memorable piece.  The duo shade adds a lot to the art.  Great pose too.  

One of the 'problems' for me was the large size. I know some folks like oversized art.. but when it comes to comic related art 11x17 or 12x18 is my preferred size.  I got Larger pieces - but for the most part try and avoid that.

The price was more than I expected too - but I think it was super nostalgic. The only alien pieces I liked as much from the period are the Dennis Beauvais covers from the color series that followed the original Nelson mini.

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That 2nd Aliens series was amazing. Pre-computer coloring. Den's airbrushed colors blew my mind.

 

 

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On 5/17/2019 at 10:28 AM, 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.

 

On 5/17/2019 at 10:59 AM, vodou said:

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.

On the Felix podcast, I heard a discussion about some of Frazetta's more controversial (racist pornography?) art he made in private.  It was so vague that I had no idea what they were referring to.  Is this what you are talking about?  Do you have any links or info about this?

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One of the top trending stories on twitter was about how this last week was one of the biggest weeks for art sales at all of the major auction houses (and which didn't even mention Heritage).  I think Gene referred to a NYT article, but look at the magnitude of this last week in art:

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2019-may-art-auctions/

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On 5/17/2019 at 11:01 AM, Nexus said:

On the Lucas Museum possibly acquiring this...I'll believe it when I see it. But if they did, then I really have to question why they passed on "Master Race" for 1/10 the cost (or at least bid more, if they were in it at all).

Perhaps storytelling is not Lucas' thing (which if true would be a shame for what it means for the museum).

 

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7 hours ago, Peter L said:

 

On the Felix podcast, I heard a discussion about some of Frazetta's more controversial (racist pornography?) art he made in private.  It was so vague that I had no idea what they were referring to.  Is this what you are talking about?  Do you have any links or info about this?

This references what's out there publicly: https://fritzfrazetta.blogspot.com/2015/11/comments-on-frazetta-erotic-images.html

The non-public is not mine to share without permission. That's means somebody will be tempted to reply, then it doesn't exist. Okay ;) , but seriously, there is much more to this if you're patient, hang around those closest to the source and keep your ears (and mind) open...ideally non-judgmentally. That last part, doesn't mean you'd agree "all good" but you'd keep that to yourself.

7 hours ago, Peter L said:

One of the top trending stories on twitter was about how this last week was one of the biggest weeks for art sales at all of the major auction houses (and which didn't even mention Heritage).  I think Gene referred to a NYT article, but look at the magnitude of this last week in art:

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2019-may-art-auctions/

It's May. Happens every year. Followed immediately by most gallerists closing up shop and taking the summer off. Unless you're in a coastal town selling coastal art to vacationers with open wallets ;)

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well, they were sold at auction?   Perhaps an auction house link is still active?

Edit: nevermind, I don't see it in the PIH auction.    I guess he sold from his own site.

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