SOLD ON: Monday, 09/19/2022 8:06 PM
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COMMENTS: A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
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Ken Kelly painting; cover colors; 1975; image size 19.5" x 24.5"
A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
Ken Kelly painting; cover colors; 1975; image size 19.5" x 24.5"Beautiful, fully painted cover colors by acclaimed illustrator Ken Kelly. Kelly painted the artwork from Will Eisner's original line art over bluelines, Eisner's line art is on printed on an acetate overlay. Kelly adds sensuality to this depiction of The Spirit, confronting his cadre of female friends and foes, including P'Gell, Thorn Strand, Ellen Dolan, Sand Saref, and Satin. In true collaboration you can see on the overlay of Eisner's drawing where Kelly scratched away some of the art allowing the color to define some of the figures, softening the drawing. Art is in very good condition, there is light wear to the edges of the painting.
Ken Kelly is an American fantasy artist known for his magazine covers and notably for painting the covers to the Kiss albums Destroyer and Love Gun. In addition to creating many covers for fantasy novels including a series of covers on books by Robert E. Howard, toy packaging on Mego's line of Micronauts figures and was one of the star cover artists on the Warren magazines Creepy and Eerie, in addition to Kiss, Kelly created album artwork for the bands Manowar, Rainbow, and Coheed and Cambria.