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FRANK R. PAUL (American, 1884-1963). The 35th Millennium, Wonder Stories pulp cover, August 1931. Mixed media on board. ... (Total: 2 Items)

2011 May New York Signature Illustration Art Auction #5059

 
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Auction Ended On: May 4, 2011
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Location: The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion
2 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

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FRANK R. PAUL (American, 1884-1963)
The 35th Millennium, Wonder Stories pulp cover, August 1931
Mixed media on board
22.25 x 16.25 in.
Signed lower left

This classic early depiction of a hurtling meteor dating from the golden age of science fiction preceded decades of such imagery, including the centerpiece of the recent movie Armageddon.

An original copy of the pulp accompanies this lot.

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Scattered points of paint loss in blue painted area; scattered light scatches along the upper edge, most notable along the upper left edge; otherwise in good condition. Framed under glass to an overall size of 30 x 23.5 inches.

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