Michael Whelan (American, b. 1950), Descent, The Martian Chronicles cover, 1990. Acrylic on canvas board, 26 x 47 in. Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000.
The Jerry Weist Collection of Science-Fiction and Fantasy art anchors Heritage Auctions June 27-28 Illustration Art Signature® Auction with iconic art from greats of the genre such as Frank R. Paul, J. Allen St. John, Michael Whelan, Alex Schomburg, Wally Wood, and many others.
“This is our second special auction from the estate of the pioneering collector, publisher, historian and scholar Jerry Weist,” said Todd Hignite, Vice President of Heritage Auctions, “who many of us had the pleasure to also name as a good friend.”
This is one of the most important collections of artwork from the genre to ever be offered and the impeccable selection represents the last substantial group from the estate. Highlights include Frank R. Paul’s masterful Wonder Stories pulp cover, August 1930 (estimate: $10,000+) and Michael Whelan’s amazing Descent, The Martian Chronicles cover, 1990 (estimate: $10,000+), from the ground-breaking work of fiction by the recently passed Ray Bradbury.
“Among many other accomplishments, Jerry wrote a superb biography of Ray Bradbury, Bradbury: An Illustrated Life, and was an avid Bradbury collector as well,” said Hignite. “This auction includes several lots—including the art to some of the greatest EC Comics adaptations ever done—related to that great genius of science fiction, who passed away this week at age 91.”
You can read the full article via ArtDaily here.
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