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    Norman Mingo MAD #76 Cover Painting Original Art (EC, 1963). This work of art shows why they got Norman Mingo to paint the cover instead of just letting Alfred E. Neuman do it. With a design that is simple and yet complex (much like Alfred himself), Mingo rendered the piece in watercolor over graphite on illustration board. It is matted with an image area of 16.26" x 21.75". The MAD logo on the easel is a stat paste-up (that is coming loose). Mingo's signature is an original signature paste-up. The piece comes with a hand-written letter from Annie Gaines Ashton that explains that she added the acetate overlay with the hand drawing figures in the painted logo to replicate the printed images (as they were not part of the original painting). The letter also explains that this piece is still in the original frame in which it hung while on the walls of the MAD offices. There is a bit of paste-up glue residue near the paste-up logo, and there is also some glue residue next to Alfred on the right side. Overall the piece is in Very Good condition.

    More Information: EDIT: The hand-written letter and the acetate overlay are both the work of Annie Gaines Ashton, not Norman Mingo. The painting is the work of Mingo.

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