1993 Bob Kane Original Artwork Collection - Batman, Joker, and Penguin

Sold For: $1,920

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2374

Item Year: 1993

Category: Americana

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Collection of three original drawings by Bob Kane, each inscribed "Bats Wishes/Bob Kane/'93." Kane, of course, was the creator of the comic-book action hero Batman, who was brought to life in the pages of Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Kane was 78 years old when he created these pieces and he died just five years later. The three ink-on-paper sketches picture, respectively, portraits of Batman, and his two arch villains, Joker, and Penguin. Each drawing (8.5 x 11 inches) has been matted by means of tape on the reverse; otherwise all are in Excellent condition overall. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Pre certified by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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