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    Bob Kane - Large Vintage Batman Specialty Illustration Original Art (dated 1941). Frankly, this may be the best piece by Bob Kane we've ever seen. The Gotham Guardian prowls the rooftops in this moody masterpiece, dated by Kane 1941, just two years after the Batman's debut. Kane was known to retroactively add vintage dates to artwork on occasion, but based on the drawing style and on the appearance of the board, we believe this was drawn much earlier than the 1970s specialty artwork pieces we've seen. This gigantic ink on illustration board drawing has an overall size of 30" x 40". Aside from overall aging, and edge and corner wear, the art is in Very Good condition. The art was signed and dated at the lower right.

    More information about Bob Kane, also known as Kane, Bob, Kane, Robert.

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    August, 2008
    7th-8th Thursday-Friday
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