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Many of Mort’s early illustrations were created for popular men’s magazines of the 1950s and 1960s – such as Argosy, For Men Only, Male, Men, Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, Stag and True – as well as advertisements, book covers, model kit boxes and movie posters. These images are now available as limited edition giclées.



I Fought the Sea Killer - limited edition print


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Signature Canvas Signed & Numbered - $520.00

Signature Canvas Signed Artist's Proof - $650.00

Classic Canvas Signed & Numbered - $720.00

Classic Canvas Signed Artist's Proof - $900.00

Premier Canvas Signed & Numbered, Unstretched - $995.00

Premier Canvas Signed Artist's Proof, Unstretched - $1,250.00



 


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LIMITED EDITION PRINTS
Giclée Canvas Prints
Reproduction technique: Giclées are printed with the finest archival pigmented inks on canvas.
Each print is numbered and signed by the artist and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.


Signature Edition 20" x 20"
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 100
Signed Artist's Proof • Edition Size: 10

Classic Edition 27” x 27”
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 50
Signed Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 10

Premier Edition 32” x 32”
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 15
Signed Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 5



Mort Künstler's Comments

The men's adventure magazines from the late 1950s and 1960s were among the most popular magazines of their times. There were dozens of magazines in this category such as Adventure, Argosy, For Men Only, Male, Man's World, Men, Outdoor Life, Saga, Sport Life, Stag, True and True Adventures. The so called "sweat-pulp magazines" featured men in every conceivable (and often far-fetched) situations – fending off wild animals and natives in exotic places, battling military enemies and gangsters.

This painting was done as an illustration for a story in the August 1956 issue of Adventure magazine entitled "I Fought the Sea Killer." The art director kept asking me to make the shark bigger and bigger! How much bigger could it be?

The expression "everything old is new again" seems to apply to these men's adventure paintings. They proven quite popular amongst art collectors and even advertising agencies. This painting was used in an award winning international advertising campaign in 2012.



From Men’s Adventure Magazines in Postwar America
(Max Allan Collins and George Hagenauer, Taschen GMBH, 2004, p. 500)

“Künstler was at the top of the game in the genre, putting incredible detail and accurate descriptions of uniforms, weapons, and settings into his paintings, even when illustrating the likes of “The G.I. Who Raided Saigon Sally’s Sin Barracks.”

“His art has appeared in major magazines, such as National Geographic. The Saturday Evening Post, and Newsweek, and his commercial oeuvre also includes film posters and advertising work. He is now considered to be one of the premiere fine artists in the U.S painting historical objects.”


The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts opened a major retrospective exhibit of Künstler’s art in November 2014, including many of his Men’s Adventure art. Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure, had over 80 pieces from early childhood through his most recent works. This traveling exhibit went to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Virginia, the Citadelle Art Foundation in Canadian, Texas, and the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, New York.


 

 
All illustrations by Mort Künstler. Text by Michael Aubrecht, Dee Brown, Henry Steele Commager, Rod Gragg, Mort Künstler, Edward Lengel, James McPherson, and James I. Robertson, Jr. - Copyright © 2001-2017. All Rights Reserved. No part of the contents of this web site may be reproduced or utilized in any form by any means without written consent of the artist.