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    Basil Wolverton Foop Goop Frolics "Keller Smeller" Fanzine Illustration Original Art (Glen Bray, 1971). Few comic artists' work is as instantly recognizable as Basil Wolverton's. His comical, sometimes twisted view of life was a refreshing change from the formulas that others have adhered to. Robert Crumb was almost certainly influenced by Wolverton. BW's outrageous and monstrous portraits are regarded by most to be his definitive work. Caption: "Keller Smeller, owner of the world's largest nose, claims that his family will always have a home - unless he sneezes." This is an awesome example of BW's intensive use of line which takes on an almost stippled effect due to their tight pattern-like placement. This piece, which also appeared in the hardcover collection The Original Art of Basil Wolverton, measures approximately 14.5" x 11.5" in overall size, and it's in Excellent condition. The caption, typed on a small strip of paper, is included with this lot.

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    November, 2013
    21st-23rd Thursday-Saturday
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