Mambo To Murder

Artist:Harry Barton
Date:1955
Medium:Oil on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 17" x 23 3/4" Framed 27 1/4" X 42"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Cover for Ace Double Novel - Mambo To Murder, 1955
Price:$7,500.00 on sale $5,625.00
Full view

Full view

The artwork as cover of Mambo To Murder (included in sale)

The artwork as cover of Mambo To Murder (included in sale)

This oil on board painting by Harry Barton was created as cover art for the 1955 paperback Mambo To Murder, one half of the double sided Ace Double Novel D-109.  Private eye Joe Moran, who had his license revoked for extracting "two fisted justice" is shown in a bleak urban hotel room lit by an outside neon bar sign. In the foreground is a blonde street smart dancing girl, who taught Joe "the steps of a dance macabre" in the lurid pulp fiction novel by Ronal Kayser, writing under the pseudonym Dale Clark.

From the Bob and Diane Yaspan Collection, painting has been handsomely framed under glass in a presentation which includes the published paperback book title.

Detail

Detail

Detail

Detail

Framed and matted presentation with paperback book displayed.

Framed and matted presentation with paperback book displayed.



 

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