A lustful, original cover painting by Rudy Nappi for the 1959 Tower paperback cover titled A Strange Kind of Love, by Lawrence Block, written under his early pseudonym Sheldon Lord. Billed as a "daring tale of the love life of a writer and his most unusual mistress," Block has described the story as that of his own life imagined into a bleak, yet erotic, future.
Pictured in a modernist clinch pose are Dan Larkin, a self professed Hollywood big-shot writer, and Alison, the beautiful yet withholding lover, who almost makes him throw it all away. Classic noir paperback pulp imagery at work. This original oil on board comes beautifully framed and double matted behind glass with a clean bright copy of the published paperback included in the sale.