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    Original 1913 Motor Age Magazine Cover Art Illustration Painting By Tarzan Artist Clinton Pettee This original painting by Clinton Pettee of a couple in a bright yellow brass era roadster was used as the cover art for the August 28, 1913 issue of Motor Age magazine, America's longest running automotive professional trade magazine. Artist Clinton Pettee is a highly collectible cover and story illustrator for pulp magazines and is best known for his illustration on the cover of the October 1912 issue of The All-Story magazine featuring the world's first published image of Tarzan. That cover is considered by collectors as the most valuable of all pulp magazines, with a copy selling recently for almost $60,000. Overall condition is very good, with 2 small tears extending just past the border. Measures 19.75" x 14.5". This lot was previously sold in the May 30, 2009 Illustration House auction as lot #63


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    May, 2014
    29th Thursday
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