Basil Gogos Rare Original- Painting Rocketman - Spaceman (robot Like) For Sale
Rare opportunity to own an ORIGINAL BASIL GOGOS painting!
Large, roughly 2 1/2' by 3'! Fantastic colors (pic taken with a cell phone)
In excellent condition. This was created in the early 1960s as a cover for
Warren Magazines SPACEMEN mag.
As you can see, the way Gogos worked, the image was painted with an
art-o-grpah (artist mirror) and the writing (see jet controls)
was flipped on publication. Painting is LARGE! Size is a rough estimate
as I am in LA and the rt is in NY for inspection.
Call me at 917 604 6880 if you wish to see the art in person.
I have recently sold an original Jack Kirby page for 7K
and a Joe Kubert cover for a record price. So trust my 100% response!
offer with confidence!
Subject is Commando Cody from Republic pictures.
This is a well remembered cover in the spaceman,
sci-fi, movie, robot - like world. Gogos is best remembered for his
Warren Art such as Famous Monsters of FilmLand.
Shipping will be determined after sale ends. Good Luck on this rarity!!!
Feel free to call with questions! Again, 917 b604 6880 on Los Angeles time.
Here is the printed magazine ;
More about Basil Gogos...
During the 1960s, Basil Gogos provided a steady stream of illustrations for a variety of New York-based publications.The majority of his work during this period was for men's adventure magazines
for which he painted many scenes of World War II battles, jungle perils and crime as well as cheesecake portraits of beautiful women. However, Gogos' greatest impact as an illustrator was the work
he did for Warren Publishing. Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, created by publisher James Warren and editor Forrest J Ackerman, premiered in 1958 and was aimed at young readers who were
then discovering the classic horror films of the '30s and '40s on television. The magazine's covers were usually eye-catching close-ups of horror movie characters. Gogos' first work for Warren was the
cover of Famous Monsters of Filmland #9 in 1960 featuring an impressionistic portrait of Vincent Price from House of Usher painted in shades of red, yellow and green. Over the next two decades, he
created almost 50 covers for Famous Monsters, many of which have become iconic images of that period. Gogos also provided cover art for several other Warren magazines including Creepy, Eerie, Spaceman,
Wildest Westerns and The Spirit. Basil Gogos' Famous Monsters cover art featured most of the classic horror characters such as The Phantom of the Opera, Frankenstein's monster, Dracula, The Wolf Man,
The Mummy, King Kong, Godzilla and The Creature from the Black Lagoon and popular horror actors like Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, Lon Chaney, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.
Gogos often captured his subjects in an array of vivid colors using a technique in which the artist imagined the character bathed in colors from multiple light sources. He enjoyed painting monsters more than
most of his more conventional assignments because of the freedom he was given and because of the challenge of painting such unusual characters which he endeavoured to portray as both frightening and sympathetic.
In the late 1970s, Gogos gave up full time commercial illustration to devote himself more to his original goal of doing fine art. He produced personal art pieces in watercolor and other media, while earning his
livelihood as a photo retoucher in the ad department of United Artists. While there, he also did occasional illustrations for movie posters. Gogos later moved into advertising where he produced presentation sketches
and storyboards for commercials for a major ad agency. Due to a resurgence of interest in classic horror films and collectibles, Gogos returned to the horror genre in the 1990s. During this time, new Gogos monster
portraits appeared on trading cards, lithographs and the covers of Monsterscene magazine. He has also painted CD covers for rock stars Rob Zombie, The Misfits and Electric Frankenstein. In 2005 Vanguard
Productions published the coffee table book, Famous Monster Movie Art of Basil Gogos (edited by Kerry Gammill and J. David Spurlock) and in 2006 Gogos received The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards'
special Monster Kid Hall of Fame award for his contributions to the field of classic horror.On Jun-23-13 at 07:49:50 PDT, seller added the following information:
Purchased from the now deceased art director of the magazine. So I am only the second owner. This has never been shown to anyone until now.
On Jun-28-13 at 12:32:13 PDT, seller added the following information:
As this will sell,. please don't wait until the last minute with questions.
I will be taking calls all weekend.
917 604 6880 in los angeles
On Jun-30-13 at 10:24:24 PDT, seller added the following information:
I have been asked about shipping...i will take it to a pro shop to package and ship INSURED of course. I do not know the price. That will be determined.
I PREFER YOU or one of you minions pick it up in NYC! We could even arrange pay and pickup in the same transaction.
AND REMEMBER, with you have no buyer's premium, tax or added costs as you do with the big sale houses.
You save $! So figure that into your offerding and offer more! It's for a worthy cause! ME!