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    NORMAN SAUNDERS (American 1906 - 1988)
    Dime Detective Magazine, pulp cover, August 1952
    Oil on board
    22.25 x 15.5 in.
    Not signed
    This dramatic cover illustration spotlights a scene based on the thriller, Trap for a Tigress, in the hallmarked sensational noir style that established Saunders as America's preeminent pulp illustrator. Saunders is celebrated for his fast-action scenes and beautiful women. He was renowned for his ability to meet a publisher's deadline, and in the heyday of pulps and paperbacks, 1935-53, he would often produce an astounding 100 paintings per year.


    Condition Report*: This piece has been framed in a gold gallery frame to an overall size of 28 x 21 in. Unless otherwise noted, this lot is in good condition with only normal wear commensurate with age.
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    Auction Dates
    March, 2009
    12th-13th Thursday-Friday
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