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    Frank R. Paul - Wonder Stories V6#10 Cover Original Art (Gernsback, 1935). Frank R. Paul was the dean of the pulp science fiction artists and he began painting scores of fantastic covers for the Gernsback pulps starting in the twenties. Paul's rocket ships, weapons, and other-worldly creatures were so wildly imaginative that he became the trailblazer for many of the pulp artists that followed. Covers such as this one for "The Eternal Cycle" no doubt inspired the men who became the rocket scientists who finally conquered space flight. Note that Paul's spacecraft is quite similar in size and has several features in common with John Glenn's Friendship 7 capsule. Glenn orbited the earth on February 20, 1962, only twenty-seven years after Frank R. Paul's image of these astronauts hit the newsstands in March, 1935. This oil on canvas painting has an image area of 17" x 23", and the piece is framed. There is some crazing on the painting's surface; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. The painting is signed at the lower left, and a copy of the pulp magazine is included with this lot.

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    August, 2006
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
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