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    FRANK R. PAUL (American, 1884-1963)
    Science Fiction, pulp illustration
    Mixed media and airbrush on board
    16 x 13 in.
    Signed lower right

    Here is one of the most terrifying and blood-chilling "alien abduction" scenes you'll ever experience, drawn by the grand master of science fiction artists. Frank R. Paul was the Promethean talent who blazed a trail for all that followed in the art of speculative fiction -- from his sublime, star-studded Amazing Stories pulp covers to his unforgettable, incendiary comic book classic featuring a red-hot Human Torch burning though a bank vault door on the cover of Marvel Comics #1. As his fellow science fiction legends have enthused, "Paul remains the undisputed king of the pulp artists" (Sir Arthur C. Clarke), and "Paul's fantastic covers for Amazing Stories changed my life forever." (Ray Bradbury). Once seen, this haunting image is nearly impossible to forget.


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    This lot is in good condition.  Not examined outside of frame.  Framed to an overall size of 22.5 x 19.5 in.

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    August, 2010
    17th Tuesday
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