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    Carl Barks - "Flying Dutchman" (circa 1972). Born in Merrill, Oregon in 1901, Carl Barks joined Walt Disney Productions in 1935. In 1942 he began working on a character that would make him a giant in comic fandom: Donald Duck. His styling of Donald and storytelling abilities have earned him the reputation as the greatest of all the "funny animal" creators. Many would go further and rank him as the best storyteller in comic book history. He is also considered the father of the miserly Scrooge McDuck, and credited with giving personalities to the mischievous nephew triad of Huey, Dewey and Louie. In 1968 Barks began a series of oil paintings that gave a new artistic breadth to the residents of Duckburg. Rendered for the first time in rich hues, collectors clamored for the paintings of Donald, Uncle Scrooge and the rest of the duck clan. Barks painting have sold repeatedly in the six-figure range. It has been quite a while since one has been available at public auction. We are pleased to offer this superb painting in which the ducks confront the legendary lost galleon. 18" x24", oil on masonite, excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2002
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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