END TIME: Monday, 12/14/2020 8:56 PM
PUBLISHER: St. Martins Press
COMMENTS: Bill Sienkiewicz painted cover; 1988; image size 19" x 28.5"
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Bill Sienkiewicz painted cover; 1988; image size 19" x 28.5"A beautiful, huge, painted cover illustration by Sienkiewicz for the Christopher Hinz novel "Anachronisms," published by St. Martins Press in 1988. Sienkiewicz embodied the 1980s transition in comics towards more overt artistry with his work on New Mutants, Elektra: Assassin, and Stray Toasters, this is an extraordinary example of his work from that time period, with all the stylistic flourishes one would want including vivid colors and expressive/expressionistic drawing. The size of this painting is impressive, a showstopper for sure. Mixed media on board. Art is in excellent condition. Signed and dated by Sienkiewicz in the image.
Illustrator known for his impressionistic and groundbreaking abstract style, most closely associated with Moon Knight and The New Mutants, Sienkiewicz is a standout artist in comics, employing different medium for his art than the common comics book pencil and ink. He helped breathe an individual personality into Moon Knight who was previously regarded as Batman in white clothing. His work on Frank Miller's Elektra: Assassin is one of the peak achievements in 80's comics, Bill has worked in other fields besides comics, including album covers and Magic: The Gathering cards to name a few. Considered one of the great artists to rise out of the Bronze Age.