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    Edward Emshwiller - Space Stories #3 Alternative Unpublished Cover Original Art (1953). Best known in his later years as one of the pioneers of experimental filmmaking, Ed Emshwiller (or "Emsh") began his career painting covers for science fiction pulp magazines. The winner of many awards (including multiple Hugos), Emshwiller was reknowned as one of the finest artists in the field before abruptly leaving science fiction painting altogether to focus on film work. This piece, from relatively early in the artist's career, is a masterpiece of color and composition, a perfect example of Emsh's complete mastery of the genre. With an image area of approximately 11.5" x 16.5", this piece is in Excellent condition and is signed by the artist in the lower left. This is actually an early, unused version of this cover painting, which is slightly different from the actual published piece. Regardless, this is unquestionably the work of a master and a beautiful painting in its own right.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2005
    9th-10th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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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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