Description

    STANLEY MELTZOFF (American, 1917-2006)
    I Am Legend, paperback cover, 1954
    Oil on board
    24 x 18 in.
    Not signed

    This painting was published as the paperback cover of the classic I Am Legend by Richard Matheson, Gold Medal Books, 1954. The book went on to be filmed as a major movie in 2007, and Matheson is one of the most highly acclaimed, pioneering, and influential authors from the worlds of science fiction and fantasy. As Stephen King put it: "Without Richard Matheson I wouldn't be around." Cover art for one of the all-time great novels in the genre is extremely rare, and doubly so when illustrated by a painter as important as Meltzoff.


    Condition Report*:

    Light surface dirt throughout. Four small abrasions on the lower right edge/corner. Scattered pin-point abrasions on the upper edge. Otherwise no apparent condition issues. Framed to an overall size of 27.5 x 21.5 inches.

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