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    H. G. Peter - Wonder Woman McSorley's Old Ale House Specialty Illustration Original Art (c. 1942). Very little H. G. Peter original art is known to exist, despite the fact that the artist drew Wonder Woman for more than 15 years. So don't overlook this combination art and collage piece. It's really hard to say who the bigger legend is... the amazing Amazon herself, or McSorley's Pub in New York City. It is a legendary drinking hole founded in 1854 and still open today. The walls are festooned with memorabilia and various artifacts. In fact, the gun in this image is still on the wall behind the taps at the bar. The gag on the strip is because McSorley's refused to serve women all the way up to 1970. It seems likely that Peter was a regular there during the World War II era. This work is produced in ink and watercolor over graphite on 17" x 14.5" Bristol board, with panels and a logo trimmed out of comic books and pasted onto the board. A hidden bonus is that on the backside, there is a very loose graphite rough which may have been a first attempt at this piece. The board is toned, there is glue residue where some of the paste-up has flaked off, and there is light foxing. The backside has stains from being mounted on a mat at one time. Overall, in Very Good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2017
    18th-20th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 39
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