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    Frank King Gasoline Alley Hand Colored Sunday Comic Strip Original Art (Chicago Tribune, 1924). Frank King's fantastic art is even more appealing when it's hand colored, and here is the very finest example known to exist. Hand colored originals such as this one were often presented by artists to friends and fans. But, according to a 2003 note of provenance from Russ Cochran's Comic Art Auction, "Shortly after Frank King retired from drawing the strip, in the 1960s, a museum in Florida invited him to exhibit a collection of his originals representing the strip. For this exhibit he hand-picked a number of his Sunday originals and using watercolors, he hand colored them. This 1924 original is one of those. So Frank King drew this original in 1924 and hand colored it some 24 years later." This sublime Sunday, sure to be a prized showpiece for any Gasoline Alley fan, has an image area of 17" x 21", and it has been matted and framed to an overall size of 28" x 36". The art is in Excellent condition. The letter of provenance is included with this lot. From The Art of the Funnies Collection.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2012
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
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