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    Samson Pollen For Men Only Illustration Original Art (Magazine Management Publ., c. 1950s). Prolific sweat-magazine favorite Pollen combines natural and human menaces in this large-scale perfect-storm scene of a deadly three-sided attack, complicated by heavy seas and a waterlogged vessel. The struggle seems more-or-less evenly matched among grappling hook, harpoon-gun, and knife, until that runaway salvage-hook (upper left) swings in closer. Varied weights of white watercolor complete the illusion of liquid, to such an extent that the moisture seems almost palpable. Though better known for his seductive nude studies, Pollen also excelled at desperate standoffs. Magazine Management was a corporate cousin of Marvel Comics. Opaque watercolors on moderately toned illustration board. Image area, 26" x 17.5". Excellent condition, barring marginal toning, tape residue, and handling wear.

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