The Gods of Voodoo

Artist:Harold McCauley
Date:1953
Medium:Oil on Canvasboard
Dimensions:Sight Size 18" x 24" Framed 28 1/2" x 35 1/2"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Cover for Fate Magazine - August 1953
Price:$11,500.00
Full view of oil painting

Full view of oil painting

Fate True Stories of the Strange and Unknown, August 1953 (included in sale)

Fate True Stories of the Strange and Unknown, August 1953 (included in sale)

Framed and matted behind glass in handsome wide profile antique art deco aesthetic frame

Framed and matted behind glass in handsome wide profile antique art deco aesthetic frame

The original cover painting by H.W. McCauley used for the August 1953 cover of Fate (True Stories of the Strange and Unknown), illustrating "The Gods of Voodoo" by North Hildabrand. In this offering a dancing pin up girl levitates oblivious to the black magic and darkness that lurks in the background where a goat is about to get sacrificed in a voodoo ritualistic fire blazing act, creating the collision of beauty and darkness which is in essence what makes the pulp cover paintings by H.J. Ward, H.W. McCauley, Virgil Finlay, and other American illustrators fascinating and so desirable today.

Detail

Detail

Detail

Detail

Above: Verso View before framing
Frame profile detail

Frame profile detail

Like many other McCauley paintings of this era this work is usigned, it is guaranteed to be by Harold H.W. McCauley and the commissioned painting for the August 1953 of Fate. This oil on canvas board painting is handsomely framed in a period art deco frame and silk matted behind glass.



 

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