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    REYNOLD BROWN (American 1917 - 1991)
    Monster on the Campus, 1959
    Gouache on paper
    26 x 20 in.
    Signed in pencil, lower right
    "Campus terror! Co-ed beauty captive of man-monster! Students victims of terror-beast!"

    This poster was prominently featured in the award-winning 1994 PBS documentary, "The Man Who Drew Bug-Eyed Monsters."

    Headlines screamed, "Co-ed beauty captive of man Monster." This low budget fifties horror movie tells the story of a college professor who discovers the remains of a prehistoric fish. When blood is accidentally spilled in the remains it turns into a mad Neanderthal killer. It was directed by Jack Arnold ("Creature from the Black Lagoon") and co-starred Joanna Moore.

    The copy for this movie poster painting was created on an acetate overlay, and is not glued to the art board.

    Please note that this lot contains only the original art, but not the poster (which is shown to in order to document the illustration's final, printed use)
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    From the Fabulous Horror Collection of Thomas C. Rainone


    Estimate: $25,000 - $30,000.

    Condition Report*: This piece has been framed to an approximate overall size of 35 x 30 in., and aside from some small stains in the borders (outside the image area), the art is in Very Good condition.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    June, 2008
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