Bird of Death Portfolio - Signed & Numbered



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Six 11.5 x 14.5 inch black-and-white plates in a printed folder. This is #153 of 750 numbered copies, signed by the artist and author on the first plate.

Kaluta's circular motifs dominate these six portfolio plates illustrating a poem by Augusta Lamar Ogden.

Limited edition portfolios were a phenomenon of the 1970s and 80s. They grew out of a greater appreciation of comic and fantasy artists. Middle-Earth lead the way publishing a 1973 portfolio of Frank Frazetta drawings that quickly sold out its 500-copy print run. It was followed by Barry Smith's Tupenny Conan Portfolio in 1974 and another Frazetta portfolio, The Lord of the Rings, in 1975. This lead to a decade of large format, limited edition portfolios: a suite of new illustrations created without restrictions or censorship, with better printing on better paper, reproduced in a large size, to fully appreciate the artwork.


M.W. Kaluta
Augusta Lamar Ogden

Condition & Attributes

Near Fine plates (a few slight spots along the top edge of plates) in Near Fine folder (light foxing and age toning, small bump to upper left corner)
#153 of 750 numbered copies signed by the artist and author


Augusta Lamar

Publishing Information

Lathrup Village
Kingslayer Productions

Physical Description

14.5 inches
11.5 inches
black & white