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    Gahan Wilson - "Playboy" Illustration Original Art (undated). Artist, author, editor - it's difficult to describe Gahan Wilson succinctly. "Cartoons" is perhaps too confining a description of his art. Gahan Wilson depicts a world that's almost the same as ours, but not quite. In Wilson's world, mad scientists have trouble keeping up with General Electric's research budget, and tentacled aliens lie in wait for hapless door-to-door salesmen. There are stories behind all of them - perhaps wisely left to the imagination of the reader. This beautiful 7" x 9.25" illustration depicts a store manager's worst nightmare, which was originally published in Playboy. Wilson's work, eagerly sought by collector's of the darkly humorous, is rarely offered for sale. Those pieces that do manage to make it to market are quickly snatched up, often disappearing into the depths of private collections, never to be seen again. In Excellent condition. From the collection of Richard and Wendy Pini.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2005
    9th-10th Wednesday-Thursday
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