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    Earle K. Bergey (American, 1901-1952)
    Shadow Over Mars, Startling Stories cover, Fall 1944
    Oil on canvas
    26 x 18 in.
    Signed center left

    Estimate: $20,000 and up

    From the Glynn and Suzanne Crain Collection

    In the popular imagination, Earle Bergey is perhaps the definitive cover artist for the 1940s and 1950s science fiction pulps, and such classic images as this example featuring all the hallmarks of his style are very rarely offered.


    More Information: A few minor scuffs at bottom edge; under UV light, there appears to be inpaint to address a thin crease from female's left shoulder to back of lower left creature.

    Condition Report*: Framed to 29 x 21.5 inches.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2019
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 30
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