My dear friend, film director Kirk Thatcher, is putting two works of mine up for sale. I consider both to be outstanding and important examples of my work (so much so that both are included in my recent book retrospective Fantastic Worlds – The Art of William Stout).
The first I did as a collaboration in 1991 with Harvey Kurtzman. It was the proposed wraparound cover for the (never published) deluxe edition of Harvey Kurtzman’s Strange Adventures (p. 54 in Fantastic Worlds). Harvey drew a rough for me of the front cover image. I then enlarged, penciled, inked and colored it, and also added the left half of the picture (which would have functioned as the back cover). Harvey told me himself how astounded he was that I had captured every nuance he had intended in his sketch. Kirk is asking $17, 500.00 for this beautifully framed piece.
The other is also a favorite of mine. It’s a finished 1980 ink and watercolor drawing of a Chasmosaurus from THE DINOSAURS – A Fantastic New View of a Lost Era (p. 232 in Fantastic Worlds). It was part of my first traveling museum exhibition, Dinosaurs Past and Present, a group show that was the first museum exhibition examining the history of paleoart and the depiction of dinosaurs. This particular piece was singled out by the art critic for National Public Radio when she reviewed the exhibition when it was at The Smithsonian. I don’t know what Kirk is asking for this piece.
If you have any interest in either of these two pieces, let me know and I’ll put you in contact with Kirk.