Gold Rush

Artist:John Berkey
Date:1990
Medium:Casein on board
Dimensions:Sight Size 15" x 20" Framed 22 1/4" X 27"
Condition:Very good
Original Use:Popular Mechanics Artwork
Price:$5500.00
Full view

Full view

The artist's signature lower left

The artist's signature lower left

The illustration as it appeared on the cover of Popular Mechanics - January, 1990 (included in sale)

The illustration as it appeared on the cover of Popular Mechanics - January, 1990 (included in sale)

Magazine index title page with information on cover art

Magazine index title page with information on cover art

Painter John Berkey was unquestionably one of the leading figures working during the golden era of science fiction. Most identified with his posters for the original Star Wars film, Berkey's work was instrumental creating the image we have in our minds eye when we picture "outer space." A prolific illustrator of sci-fi book covers, the technically adept artist also was employed by everyone from Popular Mechanics to Time magazine and even NASA to create cutting edge technologically forward looking illustrations.

 

This offering, which appeared on the table of contents page of the January 1990 issue of Popular Mechanics shows a "diver of the future breath[ing] fluorocarbon at 15,000 ft. to salvage spoils while a robotic submersible works nearby."  A variant of the artwork appears as the cover of the magazine itself.

The painting is nicely matted and framed, and ready to hang.  A published copy of the magazine accompanies purchase.

Detail

Detail

Verso view of crescent illustration panel

Verso view of crescent illustration panel

Artist's hand written notations on back - to Bill Daley - Illustration Gallery

Artist's hand written notations on back - to Bill Daley - Illustration Gallery



 

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