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Blood Hunt for Five Assassins - limited edition print

Blood Hunt for Five Assassins - limited edition print

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The Men’s Adventure Suite
Giclée Print on Paper
Reproduction technique: Printed on neutral pH archival quality 100% acid free paper using the finest archival pigmented inks. Each print is pencil numbered and signed by the artist and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Image Size: 11⅝” x 13” • Overall Size: 18” x 16”
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 95
Signed Artist's Proof • Edition Size: 10

A remarque of the Men magazine February 1970 cover is in lower right corner of both the Signed & Numbered and the Artist's Proof prints.

Custom framing is available for this print. Please call 800-850-1776 or email for more information.

About this Painting
This painting was done in the 1960s for Magazine Management. It appeared on the February 1970 cover of Men for the story Blood Hunt for Five Assassins as a pre-book movie bonus.

The Era of Men’s Adventure
Beginning in the 1950s, Künstler’s illustrations were sought after by art directors of the leading magazines. Künstler’s captivating and sometimes provocative images were featured on the covers of Stag, For Men Only, True Adventures, Male and True Action magazines. Magazine Management, the publisher of these magazines, asked Künstler to use pseudonyms because he was doing so much work for them. Two of the pseudonyms he used were Martin Kay and Emmett Kaye – a play on his initials “MK”. These illustrations have become emblematic of the pop culture of that era.

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.

Buy the book: Mort Künstler: “The Godfather” of Pulp Fiction

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