Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Fifty - Starman 3 cover painted by Tony Harris

Tony Harris - Starman 3

I was so happy to be able to acquire this cover in 2012 (Thank you Elizabeth!). It is a masterpiece. The vibrant colors, the art deco stylings, the Zodiac imagery used in so many early Starman pieces...if you are looking for a piece to represent Tony Harris' early paintings this one would serve that purpose well as it is all here.

I sold some of my Harris art recently, and am a bit regretful even though the money was well spent. At the time I was pressed a bit about this cover and offered it for $5000. That offer would not be made today, as I took the money from that sale and used some of it to frame this cover. As it stands now the plan is for it to stay on my wall for a decade or three. In fact I am over selling the bigger pieces for a bit (at least until my 11/29 birthday sale perhaps) and won't be selling any Harris at all unless something changes.

So getting framed means being placed in The Fifty. I sent another piece out along with this one, so there are more additions to the Fifty to come soon. But for now it is "welcome to The Fifty" for this exquisite cover! I now have 25 items in the list and 15 framed pieces of art on the walls!

The Fifty
1  BWS Storyteller Young Gods page 4 (framed)
2  Tony Harris / Ray Snyder Dr. Strange WIRED Magazine cover  (framed)
3  BWS Weapon X page  (framed)
4  Tony Harris Starman 3 cover  (framed)
5  Tony Harris Starman 53 cover  (framed)
6  David Mazzucchelli Daredevil 233 page 19
7  JHW3 Milestone Forever pinup
8  Simon Bisley Dr. Strange vs The Mindless Ones
9  Paul Smith Dr. Strange vs Dr.Doom  (framed)
10  Dave Sim Mars Attacks variant cover
11  Gene Colan / Tom Palmer Tomb of Dracula 44 page 1 splash  (framed)
12  Dan Green Dr. Strange: Into Shamballa splash (framed)
13  Tony Harris 1994 Starman pinup  (framed)
14 Bill Sienkiewicz Superman 400 pinup recreation
15  Ted McKeever Dr. Strange vs Dr.Doom in Hell
16  Dean Ormston Dr. Strange & Eternity
17  Bryan Talbot Dr. Strange commission
18  Dan Adkins Dr Strange 170 page 11  (framed)
19 Ulises Farinas - Dr. Strange in his Sanctum Sanctorum
20  Rudy Nebres - Dr. Strange, Dracula & The Scarlet Witch
21  Mike Allred - Doctor Strange, Clea, The Ancient One, Wong, and Rintrah...A Day Off
22  Anna Merli Clea
23  Mitchell Bretweiser Dr. Strange watercolor
24  Jae Lee Dr. Strange
25  Darwyn Cooke Wonder Woman  (framed)

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