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    Michael Whelan (American, b. 1950)
    Foundation's Edge paperback cover, 1983
    Acrylic on board
    29.5 x 21.25 in.
    Signed and dated lower center

    Estimate: $10,000 and up

    From the Glynn and Suzanne Crain Collection

    This illustration was published as the paperback cover of Foundation's Edge by Isaac Asimov (Del Rey Books, 1983). Both because of the stunningly detailed image and its cover usage for one of the most important science fiction novels, this is one of famed artist Michael Whelan's finest paintings ever to appear at auction. Regarding this masterful cover, Asimov himself stated: "It seems to me to be rather marvelous to be able to illustrate not a concrete scene but an abstract imponderable, and in such a way that it seems to brighten and deepen the book even to the writer himself."


    More Information: There appears to be no major visible condition issues to note.

    Condition Report*: There appears to be no major visible condition issues to note; framed under acrylic to 36 x 27.75 inches.
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    Auction Info

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    August
    13th Tuesday 11:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
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    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
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    1518 Slocum Street
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