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    ROBERT MAGUIRE (American, 1921-2005)
    Congo Lust, paperback cover, c. 1954-1961
    Oil on board
    25.5 x 19 in.
    Signed lower center
    This illustration appeared as the cover of two paperbacks: Escape the Thunder by Lonnie Coleman, Perma Books #295, 1954; and then, the appearances of the characters were altered to their present state for Congo Lust by Bob Tralins, Tuxedo Books #101, 1961.

    "They were trapped in an orgy of primitive passion that triggered the secret hungers of their own naked desires."

    From the Estate of Charles Martignette.


    Condition Report*:

    Wear along edges and paint loss along lower right edge; minor scratches to varnish layer in lower left corner; paint chip on man's left knee and tiny paint chips in brown background of upper right quadrant; otherwise good condition; unframed.

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