Dust off some space on your shelves collectors, Hake’s Americana & Collectibles Auction #222 is open for bidding! As in past years, this auction includes impressive pieces from the Greg Hildebrandt Original Art Collection.
Greg Hildebrandt began his illustration career in 1959. For years Greg and his brother Tim worked on thousands of illustrations for text books, children’s books, calendars, book covers, posters, comic books, advertisements, and more.
They gained international acclaim for their work on the original Star Wars movie poster and the 1976, 1977, and 1978 JRR Tolkien Lord of the Rings calendars. Despite Tim’s passing in 2006, Greg continued to pursue his passion for creating art. He currently splits his time between working on his “American Beauties” pin-up art, along with designing tour programs for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Highlighted in lot 1492 is original art by the Hildebrandts created in 1994 for Fleer’s wildly popular Marvel Masterpieces trading card series, featuring Nightwatch.
Lot 1494 includes a pre-production original art painting by the Hildebrandts of The Fly & Fly Girl vs Cat Girl. This piece was used to sell the concept of the Jack Kirby and Joe Simon comic as a film in 1997.
Featured in lot 1495 is Greg’s mixed media original artwork of iconic pulp hero, The Shadow, on a black illustration board.
Showcased in lot 1496 is an original art painting by the brothers for the 1982 Atlantis calendar, published by Starlog. This painting features Kaleha cowering before the towering and terrifying evil Lord Verlak.
Lot 1499 features original pencil art by Greg for Unicorn Publishing’s 1985 edition of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The art shows Dorothy and Toto, saying goodbye to Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion.
Included in lot 1501 is a piece of mixed media original artwork by Greg Hildebrandt, depicting the Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett.
Lot 1503 features Greg Hildebrandt’s mixed media original artwork of Star Wars’ Princess Leia in her iconic Slave Leia outfit.
Bidding for these remarkable pieces has already begun and closes on November 14-16, 2017. Don’t delay, head over to hakes.com and bring a piece of Hildebrandt art home today!