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    Virgil Finlay - Galaxy Digest Illustration Original Art (Galaxy, 1961). Virgil Finlay was perhaps SF fandom's all-time favorite "interior" artist. He lavished unparalleled time, craft, and beauty, on each and every drawing, and instilled them all with a pure love of the genre. This superbly detailed illustration was created for Murray Leinster's story, "Doctor," and was published in the February, 1961 issue of Galaxy. An exceptional drawing in Excellent condition, this stunning piece has an image area of 16" x 11.25". From the collection of Richard and Wendy Pini. Richard says: "I can remember seeing illustrations by Virgil Finlay in science fiction magazines and wondering how on earth he managed all those fine lines and stippled dot tones. Later, I learned that he worked on scratchboard, and that he painstakingly picked out each and every line and dot by hand! Simply, there is no one else to compare his artwork to, which is why I had to have an example."

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    February, 2005
    9th-10th Wednesday-Thursday
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