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    Carl Barks Luck of the North Oil Painting Original Art (1973). Though this rollicking scene is based on one of the "Good Duck Artist's" most famous yarns, this is the only painted version of it that he ever did. Carl Barks based this colorful calamity on his 1949 Donald Duck adventure for Four Color #256. This mirthful masterwork was published on page 169 (as color plate 49) of The Fine Art of Walt Disney's Donald Duck, where Barks noted, "In that northern lights effect at the top, I found pictures of the northern lights in some Geographics and I kind of stole some. I find water very difficult to paint. It's hard work, but I worked at this until I got it to look halfway authentic. I generally just plunged right in on an idea whether I was going to have trouble or not. I'd start out with a simple idea, and keep on elaborating on it until I had a real complex thing going." This lustrous oil on board painting has been indexed by Barks scholars as painting #61L (Barks identification number 22-73). The image area of this piece measures 20" x 16", and it has been framed to an overall size of 27" x 23". The art is in Excellent condition. Signed by Carl Barks at the lower left. From the Kerby Confer Collection.

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    August, 2010
    5th-6th Thursday-Friday
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