Mysterious World: The Art of Arthur Suydam - Signed & Numbered Portfolio



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Six 9 x 12 inch black & white plates in an illustrated folder. Six lush painted images of Cholly and Flytrap from the early heady days when Suydam burst on the scene.

There is a bit of black ink sprayed on the folder and the edge of the first plate.

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.


Arthur Suydam

Condition & Attributes

There is a bit of black in spray on the folder and the edge of the first plate otherwise Very Fine in Very Fine folder
One of 2000 numbered copies signed by the artist



Publishing Information

San Diego
Schanes & Schanes

Physical Description

12 inches
9 inches
black & white