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    Enric - SF Painting and Preliminary Drawing for Starbrite Original Art (undated). Enrique Torres, who often signs his work Enric or Enrich, is best known for his lovely paintings of Vampirella. As far as this illustration is concerned, we'll eat our hats if that's not a Cylon from "Battlestar Galactica" menacing the hero and the damsel. Enric paints the background using muted chromatic, grey hues, which make the vivid red and blue hues of his figures' costumes even more striking by contrast. His handling of the subtle flesh tints as seen in light and shadow is unparalleled. The painting is oil on unstretched canvas paper, and measures an overall 14.5" x 20", with an image area of 11" x 17.75". The lot includes a very tight, pencil preliminary sketch of the cover design. Production notes penciled at the top of the sketch indicate it was done for Bantam Books, presumably for a "Galactica" tie-in series. The overall paper size measures 9" x 12.5", with an image area of 6.5" x 10.25". Enric has signed the art in the lower right on both pieces, and they are each in Excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2004
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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