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    GEORGE ROZEN (American 1895 - 1974)
    The Creeping Death, The Shadow Magazine pulp cover, January 15, 1933
    Oil on canvas
    30 x 21 in.
    Signed lower left
    This early Shadow Magazine cover, The Creeping Death, was the 22nd cover printed, and this historic masterwork hails from within two years of the pulp magazine's debut.

    In this thriller, Lucien Partridge is a rogue scientist who has discovered a method of manufacturing artificial gold -- a cheap alloy, virtually indistinguishable from natural gold. Partridge plans to gradually introduce it into the world's gold supply, with no one the wiser. His ultimate desire? -- to take over the world.

    If anyone gets in Partridge's way, there's the creeping death -- a deadly powder, transferred by touch. The exposed victim is unaware that he or she's been infected for hours or even days. Then, the extremities start to become numb. The hands freeze, then the arms. Gradually the paralysis creeps across the whole body until he or she lies still, unable to even speak. Finally the light fades from the eyes as the heart stops -- a blood-chilling way to die. The evil Lucien Partridge is a sinister scourge and only the Shadow - who does know what evil lurks in the hearts of men - can stop him.

    Condition Report*: This piece has been framed to an overall size of 31 x 22 in. This painting has been professionally cleaned and is in Excellent 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. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2008
    15th Wednesday
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