Description

    MORT KÜNSTLER (American, b. 1931)
    Bad Boy, paperback cover, 1953
    Oil on board
    17 x 13 in.
    Signed lower right.
    This illustration appeared on the cover of Jim Thompson's novel, Bad Boy, Lion Books #149, 1953. This scene ranks as one of the iconic vintage paperback images. The early Lion book editions of Jim Thompson's original novels are much sought after by both vintage paperback collectors and mystery/hard-boiled book collectors.

    "He crammed 20 furious years into the search for new thrills."

    From the Künstler Collection.


    Condition Report*:

    Work is matted with adhesive, otherwise good condition.  Unframed: 24 x 19.5 in.

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    May, 2010
    6th-7th Thursday-Friday
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