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Original Manuel Sanjulian Cover Painting for Vampirella #51 (May 1976)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $8,813
Original oil-on-canvas painting by Manuel Sanjulian used as the cover art for Vampirella #51, published in May 1976. Manuel Sanjulian is universally recognized as one of Warren Publishing's true masters. Few artists were able to capture the horror of the Warren universe so effectively, and have such a lasting impact on the entire genre. Sanjulian is credited with giving the Creepy and Eerie titles their character during their most successful, early years. His work is rare, and also held in the highest esteem among collectors. The image was "flipped" left to right when published (a common practice in the magazine industry) to accommodate the added cover text. A few original editorial notations appear on the reverse ("Warren/Vampirella No. 6" and "Vampi #51"). This is an outstanding original cover painting from one of the great masters of illustration art. Dimensions: 12.25 x 16.25 inches (image area). Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $8,813
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