The Society Of Illustrators in New York has opened a selling exhibition of over 175 pieces of original comics art, including work by Neal Adams, Jeffrey Jones, Jack Kirby, Barry Windsor-Smith and many, many more – with a percentage going to support the organisation’s work.
Curated by Rob Pistella, the exhibition, which runs until 23rd October 2021, spans many different comic genres, with examples that date from 1935 up to the modern era, including superhero, strip art, EC, Marvel and DC art, related paintings, underground and alternative art, and more.
Art offered for sale includes work by Jack Kirby, Frank Frazetta, John Romita, Neal Adams, Jeffrey Jones, Bernie Wrightson, Michael Kaluta, Barry Windsor-Smith, Moebius, Robert Crumb, Winsor McCay, Wally Wood, Joe Kubert, Vaughn Bode, Sean Murphy, Steranko, Frank Miller, Marie Severin, Graham Ingels, Bob Kane, George Perez, Gene Colan, Mike Mignola, Steve Ditko, John Byrne and many many more.
Prices for these originals vary from $500 to over $250,000.
“We believe there is something available for every budget and taste,” says the organisation. “Every piece of art in this exhibition will be for sale.”
Comics expert and author Paul Gravett reports the SoI plan to offer the art online as well, so keep an eye on the organisation’s web site for details.
The Society of Illustrators’ mission is to promote the art of illustration, to appreciate its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures – including virtual lectures – and education, and to contribute the service of its members to the welfare of the community at large.
Founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators is the oldest nonprofit organisation dedicated to the art of illustration in America. Notable Society members have been N.C. Wyeth, Rube Goldberg, and Norman Rockwell, among many others.
• Comic Art Sale and Exhibit runs at the Society of Illustrators until 23rd October 2021 at 128 E 63rd Street New York. Open Wednesday through Saturday, 11.00am – 5. 00pm
To visit the exhibit at the Museum’s physical space in New York, timed tickets may be purchased online. Walk-ins are also welcome.To keep our staff and the public safe, the Society is continuing to require face coverings for all visitors age two and older, even if you are vaccinated. Please read the Society’s safety protocols before visiting
With thanks to Paul Gravett
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.