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    Adele Targonski Circus Coloring Book Cover Original Art Cover (Whitman Publ., 1961). The coloring-book craze of midcentury last yielded many lively designs -- few so vivid or so suited to the subject as this delightful clown-face image. Targonski's color-saturated painting retains its vibrant hues. Her signature (lower right, vertical) unfortunately was cropped out in the printing phase; it is self-evident in the original. Tempera paints on Bristol board. The hand-painted title appears as a transparent overlay, like a cartoon cel. Adhesive staining appears on the overlay. Originally mounted to a sheet of illustration board; adhesive has loosened, but the painting itself is in Excellent condition. Image area, 8" x 11". Accompanied by a well-preserved copy of the book.

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    July, 2018
    15th Sunday
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