Friday, April 22, 2011

Auction records: Original Leo Morey 1930's pulp painting "Warrior of Mars"

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Leo Morey (American SF&F artist, 1899-1965) 

“Warrior of Mars” (1939)
Gouache on board, 18.5 x 12.75 inches. Signed lower left.
From the Jane and Howard Frank Collection.

This painting by Leo Morey illustrates a scene from the science fiction novelette “Warriors of Mars” by Arthur R. Tofte. It was used as the cover piece for the August 1939 issue of Amazing Stories magazine. The pulp mistakenly credited the painting to fellow artist Robert Fuqua.

Sold for: $2,390 (includes BP)
Date sold: May 5, 2010

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