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    Dave Berg - Original Illustration (1974). This large, campy painting was created as one in a series of four that Dave Berg, best known as Mad's Lighter Side artist, created to hang in his son Mitch's Palace Discotheque in New Rochelle, New York in 1974. Note the 1970s iconography: the black power fist, the astrological pendant, even the reefer burning away as it's suspended from the TV antenna. The woman reaching out from the TV is obviously "turning herself on", with her eyes replaced by corporate logos. The TV Guide shows a portrait of Mitch on the front cover (labelled "Mitchugina", Mitch was a minor celebrity to Mad readers, since he was drawn in almost every installment of his dad's strip, usually with his trademark cowboy hat and fringed jacket), with the infamous Marlboro Man on the back. A truly unique collectible, this trippy 15" x 32" painting is in excellent condition and is signed by the artist in the lower right.

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    November, 2003
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
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