Kenneth Smith - Eerie Annual 1971 Cover Original Art (Warren, 1971). Few fantasy artists can create a whole nether world more effectively than Kenneth Smith, whose distinctive style is instantly recognizable, and a most ideal match for Warren Publishing. Smith was one of the great stars of illustration art of his day, though his long-standing policy of rarely parting with his originals has made them virtually absent from the marketplace. His original Warren cover paintings, among his most highly regarded works, were finally sold directly by Smith in the early 1990s, in response to collector enthusiasm. This unsettling image features one of Kenneth Smith's highly stylized creatures, clearly from another world, apparently running away from danger. His expression registers unmistakable terror, and this alien figure seems poised to jump right out of the painting! Painted in oil on a 12" x 16" canvas board, and signed by the artist at the lower left, the condition is Excellent. On the reverse are notations in Kenneth Smith's hand, including his original Connecticut address and phone number, and the date he finished the painting (February 1970). An exceptional example of Kenneth Smith's cover artistry, and one of only five Warren cover paintings by this very significant artist.

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