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    FRANK R. PAUL (American 1884 - 1963)
    Abduction of Big Red, Science Fiction Magazine cover, October 1940
    Oil on canvas
    24 x 17 in.
    Signed lower right
    Abduction of Big Red shows Paul's ability to paint something as seemingly absurd as giant chickens and to imbue them with the same range of fears and threats their human counterparts experience.
    This painting was reproduced on page 35 of The Frank Collection: A Showcase of the World's Finest Fantastic Art by Jane and Howard Frank.
    Exhibited:
    Alien Contact group show, Science Fiction Museum, Seattle Washington, 2006.

    From the Frank Collection.


    Condition Report*: This piece has been framed to an overall size of 28 x 19.5 in., and the art 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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