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    Carl Barks - The Caliph of Bagdad Painting Original Art (1978). No one drew ducks quite as well, or as successfully, as Carl Barks. His series of comic book stories featuring Walt Disney's Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge delighted young and old alike from 1943 until 1966, and it will be remembered (and reprinted) for many years to come. When finally freed from his Disney duties, Barks turned his talents, and his incredible imagination, over to a series of paintings referred to as "Famous figures of history as they might have looked had their genes gotten mixed with waterfowl." Whew! What a winner we have with this fabulous painting! It's been a fan favorite for years, reproduced as a limited-edition print, and was also featured in Barks' book of non-Disney duck paintings, Animal Quackers. This oil-on-masonite illustration measures 14" x 18", and is in Excellent condition. Finding an original piece of art by the late Carl Barks is a chore in itself; finding a piece of this high quality is getting close to impossible! Better bid early and often if you want this remarkable (and quite risque) rendering by the Good Duck Artist hanging in your home!

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2005
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
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