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    Brian Stelfreeze - Original Cover Art for Shadow of the Bat #49 (DC, 1996). Commissioner Gordon and Batman are fully captured in this ultra-noir showdown atop a sooty, gritty rooftop. Stelfreeze's bold brush stokes and the leaden Gotham night sky, infused with a fiery orange atmosphere, add to the visual tension and foreboding mood of the painting. Rendering a night scene in color is a formidable challenge for any artist. Note Stelfreeze's masterful handling of Gordon's hands and face. The condition of the art is exquisite. The art board is 14.75" x 20" with an image area of 11.75" x 17". A marvelous Dark Knight Detective piece, signed along the left edge of Batman's cape.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2004
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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