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    Bill Sienkiewicz Big Numbers #6 Unpublished Cover Painting Original Art (Mad Love Publishing, 1992). The story behind the creation of the ill-fated 12-issue series Big Numbers is as fascinating as the book itself! The Alan Moore written story was to be a non-standard genre story about the building of a shopping mall woven through with some crazy mathematics and theorems. In reality, it became an examination of the behind-the-scenes complexity of the comic publishing business. The series stalled at issue #2. When artist Sienkiewicz bowed-out of the project, the third issue was still unfinished. A new artist was brought in for issue #4, but he ended up destroying all of his own artwork for that issue before he was done. Only 10 pages of issue #3 were ever published (in Submedia magazine, 1999) and issue 4 never saw the light of day. This piece is signed by Sienkiewicz and dated 1992. The back of the board is marked to indicate the series title and issue #6. How that played out is unclear, but it is a stunning work in oil on Bristol board with an image area of 15" x 15". In Excellent condition.

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