Saturday, December 12, 2009

Dave Dorman

Dave Dorman is an incredible artist.  He is a well known artist with many sci fi credits and others to his name.  Among these credits are the Palisades Micronauts.  Dave Dorman did the artwork for the cards for the 2002 Palisades Micronauts. 

Among these was the Emperor.  I consider the Emperor painting to be his best of the entire Palisades Collection.  Unfortunately for me, and ultimately fantastic for someone else, Dave Dorman gave the painitng away.  But he did do an artwork piece, uncolored.  My best guess is,  it was the draft of the painting.

I was floored to see this piece selled for $58.00.    Originally years ago, it sold for $600.

I was just so shocked to see this piece fly under the radar.  As someone who owns the Palisades Purple Emperor Prototype, this particular piece was important to me.  I wasnt complaining in the least.  I was just having a hard time comprehending the final price.  $58.00  My heart was pounding waiting for someone else to bid on this in the final few seconds of the auction.

This artwork is now part of a set with the Purple Emperor Prototype.  It will have its own section where the 2 will be displayed in tandem on the wall.  Oddly enough I dont feel as enamoured with the Dave Dorman Baron Karza or Force Commander paintings.  Fantastic in their own right.  I am not an art collector by any means.  Well, I guess thats not entirely true.  I have 2 paintings by artist Robert "Droid" and now I have the Emperor uncolored artwork by Dave Doorman.  I have a "There Goes The Neighborhood" print by Dave Waugh, an iglicee by Bwana Spoons through Super-7, and 2 Ken Kelly prints as well as his book "Escape" and various other media of well known Marvel artists.   I just buy what I like...

And man...I really...really...REALLY like this...

The Dave Doorman Galactic Defender painting. 

I have purchased this painting.  Something about it just hits me the right way.   I had to have it.  And I could afford it...amazingly this is the equivalent of what I would have smoked in 5 months.  I havent had a cigarette now in 13 months and has my collection ever profited from it.

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