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VIRGIL FINLAY (American, 1914-1971). Viridi, Goddess of Nature, Other Worlds Science Stories magazine cover, June 1956. ...

2013 October 26 , Illustration Art Auction- New York #5145

 
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Auction Ended On: Oct 26, 2013
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Location: Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion
2 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

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VIRGIL FINLAY (American, 1914-1971)
Viridi, Goddess of Nature, Other Worlds Science Stories magazine cover, June 1956
Oil on board
11.5 x 8 in.
Signed lower left

From the Frank Collection.

This gorgeous, iconic painting is not only one of the indisputably finest examples by Finlay in existence, but in our opinion, one of the best pulp cover paintings to come on the market in recent memory by any of the top artists to work in the field.

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Light vertical scuff running through man’s chin and above, otherwise no apparent condition issues. No evidence of restoration. Framed to an overall size of 16 x 12.5 inches.

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