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    Arthur Adams GQ Magazine "Real Life Super-Villains" Illustration Original Art Group of 5 (GQ, 2016). Six finished illustrations and one preliminary on five pieces of board. Currently posted on the GQ Magazine website (, these pieces were produced for the feature titled "A Field Guide to the New Age of the Super-Villain!" written by the editors of GQ. Featured are Donald Trump (looking like a cross between Doctor Doom and Granny Goodness), Russian President Vladimir Putin (as Super-Putin), Big-Pharma Executive Martin Shkreli (as a Green Goblin/Jack-o-Lantern cross), deposed FIFA President Sepp Blatter, and Kris Jenner (as "the Mother of all super-evil"). There is a 16.75" x 11.5" group shot, then a 5.5" x 11" Bristol board piece with three illustrations on it, a frothing image of The Donald measures approximately 6" x 6" on another, and then Putin crashing through wall at approximately 6" x 6". Lastly, there is an unused blue pencil only image of Vladimir Putin showing his manly bare chest. Unless noted, these are produced in ink over blue pencil on bright white Bristol board and in Excellent condition. The inked pieces are signed and dated.

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    May, 2016
    13th-14th Friday-Saturday
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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