September 2014 Auction Ends Thursday, September 25th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/25/2014
Art by Joseph Mugnaini from the personal collection of Ray Bradbury, and indeed the painting which began the collaboration between the two creative men. Painting known as both ''Carnival'' and "Caravan" is a nighttime scene depicting a train perched precariously high, filled with faceless figures, their arms raised in apparent cheering, waving pennant-style flags. The carnival theme is inextricable from Bradbury's work, serving not only as the setting of his famous novel, ''Something Wicked This Way Comes'', but also as his inspiration to become a writer; Bradbury credits his interaction as a child with a carnival magician named ''Mr. Electrico'', who told him to ''Live Forever!'', as the impetus for his writing career. Painting, composed in oil on board, is circa 1952. Measures approximately 31'' x 25'', matted and framed to an overall size of 36'' x 30''. Frame shows wear but art appears near fine. With a COA from the Ray Bradbury estate.
Ray Bradbury Personally Owned Oil Painting, Titled ''Carnival'' by Joseph Mugnaini -- The Very First Mugnaini Painting Purchased by Bradbury & Which Ignited Their Professional Collaboration
Ray Bradbury Personally Owned Oil Painting, Titled ''Carnival'' by Joseph Mugnaini -- The Very First Mugnaini Painting Purchased by Bradbury & Which Ignited Their Professional Collaboration
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Minimum Bid: $2,500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $23,153
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Thursday, September 25, 2014.
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