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    Kelly Freas Mad #55 Cover Original Art (EC, 1960). When it comes to magazine mascots, Mad fan-addicts have gone cuckoo for Alfred E. Neuman over the years. Here is a classic Mad cover from beloved cover artist Kelly Freas, and a true laugh-riot. This large, impressive gouache and watercolor on board piece has an image area of approximately 16" x 21.5", and it has been tastefully matted and framed under Plexiglas to an overall size of 22" x 28". When comparing this piece to the printed magazine version, the colors were saturated towards the warm colors in the production process. The "Fair" and "Foul" door signs on the cuckoo clock must have also been added during the production process and are absent on this original. PLEASE NOTE: the Mad logo is the original painted piece done on separate paper, added on at the time by the artist; NOT a recreation as we first reported. The art in Excellent condition.

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    February, 2011
    24th-25th Thursday-Friday
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