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Will Eisner Art: The Building (1987) pg 27 Lot of 2

Will Eisner Art: The Building (1987) pg 27 Lot of 2
    Price: $1,600.00
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    WILL EISNER (1917-2005)The Building (1987) Page 27 (lot of 2)

    Gilda meets her lover Benny, the poet, and tells him she is marrying Irving, her less exciting but financially stable choice, from Eisner’s 1987 graphic novel The Building. This lot includes two Eisner originals: the inked published page, and the corresponding preliminary pencil drawing, showing how Will followed through on his first conception.

    Medium/Size/Condition: The final inked page is drawn with brush, pen and ink on 11 x 14-inch Bristol board, with considerable “bleed” on the edges that would have been trimmed off in the printed book.  The blue and black pencil preliminary is drawn on lightweight white paper 6.25 x 9.5 inches. Note that Eisner’s pencil indicates he was going to head the page, “Soon it became more noticeable,” but decided such lettering would be superfluous in the final rendering. Both originals are in excellent condition.   

    Price: $1,600 for the 2-piece lot

    Provenance: The Will Eisner estate is exclusively represented by the Denis Kitchen Art Agency, an affiliate of Steve Krupp’s Curio Shoppe and Gallery. This drawing is warranted to be an authentic original created by Will Eisner, and sold on behalf of his estate. Note: Image is © Will Eisner Studios, Inc. Reproduction for commercial purposes requires permission.

    Further reference: Much other Eisner art, plus out-of-print graphic novels, Spirit comic books and magazines, signed serigraphs, his Famous Cartoonist Button, and numerous other Eisner-related items are accessible from our sister store Steve Krupp’s Curio Shoppe. Just type his name (or The Spirit) into our search bar.