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    Anders Nilsen Dogs & Water Preliminary Original Cover Art (Drawn & Quarterly, 2007). Nilsen's tale of a journey through a desolate land hinges upon this bizarre and cryptic image. It is unusual to find such a greater wealth of detail in a conceptual sketch than in the final painting (as published), but this piece places a much more expressive facial expression upon the dog -- the focus of the image. Small but telling erasures show that Anders had thought about making the title lettering considerably larger. The delicacy of the pencil-line makes for a striking contrast with the implied savagery of the illustration. Graphite on sketchbook paper. Image area, 11" x 14". Light handling and scuffing. Excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2017
    26th Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 9
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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