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    Joe Shuster - Superman Pin-Up Original Art (1983). One of comic's immortal creations, Superman, is spotlighted in this sensational pin-up. When Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created Superman in 1933, they couldn't possibly have predicted the eventual impact that he would have on pop culture. After being turned down by every other publisher of comics, DC finally printed the first Superman story in Action #1, comprised of edited panels from a series of rejected comic strips that Siegel and Shuster had initially created. The rest, of course, is history. in this stunning portrait, the Man of Steel easily hoists a heavy steel pipe over his head and sports his hallmark devil-may-care grin -- there's no substitute for this classic vision of an American icon. The drawing is beautifully rendered with graphite and colored pencils, which almost have the "soft" surface quality of pastels. Although the piece is signed by Shuster, there is some doubt that he is the actual artist, as it is well-known that he was almost totally blind by this point in his life. Nonetheless, this is a dynamic portrait of one of the world's most beloved fictional characters. The image area is 15" x 20" and the art is 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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    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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