Hang Head, Vandal!

Artist:Lloyd Birmingham
Medium:Gouache on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 11" x 16" Framed 19" x 23 1/2"
Original Use:Cover for Amazing Fact and Science Fiction - April 1962
Above: Full view of pulp cover painting
Above: The artist's signature lower right
Above: The artwork as it appeared as the cover for Amazing Fact and Science Fiction - April 1962

The iconic original sci-fi pulp painting by Lloyd Birmingham was created for and used as the cover of Amazing - Fact and Science Fiction April 1962. Illustrating the Mark Clifton interior story "Hang Head, Vandal!" this shows a haunting image of a scarecrow made from what remains of a spaceman perched up over the plains of a flatly rendered landscape, made up of but a few perspective lines trailing away into the distance creating a surreal and cerebral science fiction fantasy image.

Above: Detail
Above: Framed and matted behind glass in handsome gallery frame
Above: Frame corner profile detail

Painting is signed lower right and handsomely matted and framed behind glass in a limed wood retro in appearance fine gallery frame.

Above: Full view of illustration before framing
Above: Verso label
Above: Verso view before framing

Lloyd Birmingham was trained in painting and illustration at the Parsons School of Design and the School of Art Studies in New York. He worked in tempera and gouache on illustration board and was prolific creating covers for many of the Ziff-Davis pulp titles he painted at least a dozen Sci- Fi covers for Amazing, Fantastic, and Analog.


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