Welcome to #300 of Original Comic Art Tips! Hope you weren’t expecting something special for this issue… just the usual routine of great art at auction and a few big record prices.
I’m sending this out earlier than usual, cause I had the idea of leaving the office at 5 and go to the beach with my son, but it started raining..!
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Heritage Signature Auction: not many record prices, this time or, to be honest, a few is more than enough… the Frazetta record price has gone up with this book/album cover painting sold for $6M, but it has nothing to do with comic art. Record price for Bill Sienkiewicz, with this New Mutants splash sold for $93k, $90k for Graham Nolan, or for the first appearance of Bane, all of the Bane pages in the auction were still owned by Nolan who earned more than $300k.
Many good deals if you had $5k to $30k to spend on a single piece, $15k for a nice X-Men page by Jim Lee, a little bit less for this page drawn in an earlier style but with the full team. A Batman cover by Gabriele Dell’Otto for $10k, no crazy prices for John Romita original art, look at this Marvel Universe illustration sold for $9k.
$4k for a top X-Factor page by Portacio, $5k for a Daredevil page by Sale, $2k for a modern Thanos page by Starlin, $1,2k for a nice Hulk page by Trimpe and many more.