Diamond International Galleries (DIG) announced the sale of original art homage to Amazing Spider-Man #129, the first appearance of The Punisher, for an “amazing” $20,000.

The original art is an oversized handcrafted shattered tile mosaic and was the first published Marvel variant created by artist Matthew DiMasi. The image of the mosaic was used for the cover of the 2018 Marvel Legacy Amazing Spider-Man #789. Measuring an impressive 35” x 52”, this mosaic was first displayed in 2018 at New York Comic Con where it caught the eye of collector Thomas Fish of Blowoutcards.com.

“When I first saw it, I had to have it and after almost two years my persistence paid off. It was a pleasure working with both Matt and Diamond International Galleries and I am very happy to add this amazing piece to my collection,” Fish said.

“What an amazing talent Matt has, and to see this piece in person it is unbelievable the detail he has achieved. His mosaics are worth every penny and more, considering the hundreds of hours of work he has poured in. I’m happy to see this one go to a great new home,” DIG President Josh Geppi said.

DiMasi has created over 25 of these mosaic cover reproductions and 10 of them have graced the cover of a Marvel variant comic book. His originals are represented by DIG and select mosaics will be available for purchase at www.diamondgalleries.com.