Hannes Bok Art from the Ray Bradbury Estate Sells for $10,000 at NateDSanders.com
Hannes Bok Art
Ray Bradbury personally owned art by early sci-fi fanzine artist Hannes Bok, whose career he launched. An outspoken admirer of Bok’s art, Bradbury actively promoted Bok at the first WorldCon (World Science Fiction Convention) in 1939, and ”Weird Tales” magazine picked up the unknown artist. Painting depicts a transparent queen chess piece being moved by a human hand, contrasting sharply with the dark background, in which a desert scape is visible with mountains on the horizon and nude men running through the scene. Acrylic on illustration board painting is unsigned. Matted and framed to an overall size of 15” x 21.5”. Near fine. With a COA from the Ray Bradbury estate. Sold for $10,000.
Ray Bradbury personally owned art by early sci-fi fanzine artist Hannes Bok. Bradbury helped launch the career of Bok by promoting him at the first World Science Fiction Convention, where “Weird Tales” magazine picked up the unknown artist. Art depicts a woman in a red dress on a verdant hill being encircled by a vine. Figure and greenery contrast sharply with black background, characteristic of Bok. Hand-colored block print is signed “Hans Bok” at lower left. Matted and framed to an overall size of 15.5″ x 18.25″. Near fine. With a COA from the Ray Bradbury estate. Sold for $1,250.
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