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Jack Kirby Lord of Light/Argo "Pavilions of Joy" Illustration Original Art (1978)....

2013 August 1 - 3 Comics Signature Auction - Dallas #7079

 
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Location: Heritage Auctions
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Dallas, TX 75219

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Jack Kirby Lord of Light/Argo "Pavilions of Joy" Illustration Original Art (1978). This incredible Jack Kirby illustration, loaded with the kind of style only "King" Kirby could provide, has a very interesting story connected with it. Originally conceived as production pieces for a proposed film, based on a Roger Zelazny Science Fiction novel, the commissioned art was stored away when producer Barry Geller lost his funding. It was later picked up by the CIA for use in a daring covert rescue mission of six Americans held in Iran. A fake film production company was created, with offices set up in Hollywood, and permission to film scenes in Iran was obtained, all as a ruse to spirit the Americans out. The Ben Affleck film, Argo, is based on these true events, and this piece of art played a pivotal role in that astounding and successful mission.
The art is in ink on paper, with an approximate image area of 22.25" x 17", matted to an overall size of 26" x 20". The art is in Excellent condition, and even without the fascinating story behind it, this is Classic Kirby as you love him.

Incidentally, this piece and the other "Lord of Light" piece we're offering have spent the last 20 years in the collection of star artist and DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee.

With the movie winning awards, there's bound to be some serious interest from Hollywood collectors as well as the comics crowd, so figure those bids and get 'em in!

Kirby, Jack: Jack Kirby (American, 1917-1994) : Jack Kirby has received world-wide recognition for his long comic book career and accomplishments. He is regarded by historians and fans as one of the major innovators and most influential creators in the comic-book medium, thus earning the nick-name "King." Among Kirby's many co-creations are Captain America, the Newsboy Legion, the Challengers of the Unknown, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, Thor, the Avengers, the X-Men, Silver Surfer, the New Gods, and countless other memorable heroes and villains.

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