Upcoming auctions Lot number 249

Original Art ERIC STANTON Sweeter Gwen 10-Pager

Estimate
US$25,000 - US$35,000
Price realised:
n. a.
Upcoming auctions Lot number 249

Original Art ERIC STANTON Sweeter Gwen 10-Pager

Estimate
US$25,000 - US$35,000
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

Ten pages of original art (comprising a full story), color watercolor paint on illustration board, each page measuring 10.25" x 14". First page with title pasteover: "The Adventures of Sweeter Gwen Part 2." Each page marked on verso: "© Eric Stanton estate." The pages are numbered in pencil in the bottom right corners: 1, 3-7, 9-12. Despite page numbering eccentricities, this artwork comprises the complete story as published in folded tabloid format (the published version included text pages). Signed "Stanton" on the seventh page. Excellent condition. Provenance: From the personal collection of Amber Stanton, daughter of Eric Stanton. Super spicy stuff. Stanton, freed from well-justified fears of confiscation and persecution due to the easing of restrictions on distributing salacious materials by mail, pulls out all the stops. No longer content to merely tease his audience, Stanton delivers full frontal nudity, oral action, and other taboo-smashing delights – all in glorious full color. Stanton had good reason to avoid hardcore sexual content in his earlier fetish artwork. In 1959, the Hell's Kitchen art studio that he shared with Steve Ditko was raided by vice cops. According to Stanton, the cops confiscated loads of original art and any other smutty stuff that they could find: "Everything that belonged to me — 8mm films, 16mm films, all my examples of what I did for Klaw, the paperback book covers were confiscated... They left behind pencils and blank paper!" — Richard Pérez Seves, Eric Stanton and the History of the Bizarre Underground. Schiffer: 2018, p. 103. When Seves asked Ditko about the raid, Ditko replied: "Yes, I remember some of the police raid. I was there when the police came and took Ernie's material [Stanton's birth name was Ernest]. They looked over my own comic book material, files on shelves, etc. It was all comic book pages, etc. No interest in it." Stanton's original bondage art is almost impossible to obtain, and complete full-color stories are particularly rare. Almost all of the original artwork from Stanton's estate was purchased by publisher Benedikt Taschen and by another man who prefers to remain anonymous, and this art is effectively gone from the market. Along with the previous lot, this may be the only original Stanton bondage art that collectors will have a chance to buy for years to come. Enjoying the Spidey Sale? Order a fully-illustrated softcover catalogue for 30 bucks. Only about 100 copies were printed and they're going fast. To reserve a copy, contact PBA's Director of Comics: [email protected] Consign to PBA Galleries. Our comic sales average a 98% sell-through rate, our prices realized are top-of-the-market, and our research-intensive catalogues are the best in the business. Seeking Silver Age Marvel, Golden Age superheroes, and pre-Code horror. Contact [email protected]

Upcoming auctions Lot number 249
Auction:
Datum:
8 Dec 2022
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
Beschreibung:

Ten pages of original art (comprising a full story), color watercolor paint on illustration board, each page measuring 10.25" x 14". First page with title pasteover: "The Adventures of Sweeter Gwen Part 2." Each page marked on verso: "© Eric Stanton estate." The pages are numbered in pencil in the bottom right corners: 1, 3-7, 9-12. Despite page numbering eccentricities, this artwork comprises the complete story as published in folded tabloid format (the published version included text pages). Signed "Stanton" on the seventh page. Excellent condition. Provenance: From the personal collection of Amber Stanton, daughter of Eric Stanton. Super spicy stuff. Stanton, freed from well-justified fears of confiscation and persecution due to the easing of restrictions on distributing salacious materials by mail, pulls out all the stops. No longer content to merely tease his audience, Stanton delivers full frontal nudity, oral action, and other taboo-smashing delights – all in glorious full color. Stanton had good reason to avoid hardcore sexual content in his earlier fetish artwork. In 1959, the Hell's Kitchen art studio that he shared with Steve Ditko was raided by vice cops. According to Stanton, the cops confiscated loads of original art and any other smutty stuff that they could find: "Everything that belonged to me — 8mm films, 16mm films, all my examples of what I did for Klaw, the paperback book covers were confiscated... They left behind pencils and blank paper!" — Richard Pérez Seves, Eric Stanton and the History of the Bizarre Underground. Schiffer: 2018, p. 103. When Seves asked Ditko about the raid, Ditko replied: "Yes, I remember some of the police raid. I was there when the police came and took Ernie's material [Stanton's birth name was Ernest]. They looked over my own comic book material, files on shelves, etc. It was all comic book pages, etc. No interest in it." Stanton's original bondage art is almost impossible to obtain, and complete full-color stories are particularly rare. Almost all of the original artwork from Stanton's estate was purchased by publisher Benedikt Taschen and by another man who prefers to remain anonymous, and this art is effectively gone from the market. Along with the previous lot, this may be the only original Stanton bondage art that collectors will have a chance to buy for years to come. Enjoying the Spidey Sale? Order a fully-illustrated softcover catalogue for 30 bucks. Only about 100 copies were printed and they're going fast. To reserve a copy, contact PBA's Director of Comics: [email protected] Consign to PBA Galleries. Our comic sales average a 98% sell-through rate, our prices realized are top-of-the-market, and our research-intensive catalogues are the best in the business. Seeking Silver Age Marvel, Golden Age superheroes, and pre-Code horror. Contact [email protected]

Upcoming auctions Lot number 249
Auction:
Datum:
8 Dec 2022
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
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