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    Carl Barks Dangerous Discovery Oil Painting Original Art (1974). Carl Barks had much to say about this macabre masterwork, "The menace here was inspired by a nature magazine. I saw a picture of the green sheen on the feathers of some bird, and I thought it would look wonderful on the big bird that's lurking here waiting for the ducks to come into the picture. The bird back there in the shadow is a roc -- a meat eater. See the bones? I couldn't put too many in, because they'd get kind of gruesome, but I had enough so you'd know that the bird is a carnivore that eats ducks." The image area of this magnificent work, indexed by Barks scholars as painting #79L (Barks identification number 11-74), is 20" x 16", and it has been framed to an overall size of 28" x 24". This piece was showcased on page 222 (color plate 73) of The Fine Art of Walt Disney's Donald Duck. The art is in Excellent condition. Signed by Carl Barks at the lower right. From the Kerby Confer Collection.

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