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Will Eisner Original Art: New York Tenement Buildings


Will Eisner Original Art: New York Tenement Buildings
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    Will Eisner Original Ink & Wash Art

    WILL EISNER (1917-2005). Title/date/description: "New York Tenement Buildings" (circa mid-1980's).

    This undated illustration may have been originally intended as one of the chapter frontispieces for New York: The Big City, but ultimately not included. Depicts the type of dreary residential buildings that are frequently featured in Eisner's graphic novels. If you look closely you'll see laundry hanging on clotheslines strung between the buildings. Unusual for Eisner in that not a single human being is depicted.

    Size/medium/condition: Wash and ink on 10" x 13.75" textured paper. Residual thin masking tape marks on edges of image, which Eisner apparently used as a "mask" to get a clean straight edge for the wash applications. Very good condition.

    Price: $600

    Provenance: Warranted to be original and from the Will Eisner estate, which this agency exclusively represents. Comes with a signed Bill of Sale certifying clear title of ownership.