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deSoto, Rafael

Price: $9,450.00
Description: Artist paints woman’s portrait in her own blood  
Comment:  I’ll go out on a bit of a limb and say that the intersection of pulp magazine cover art and portrait painters as a subject matter comprises a fairly small group. Here though is an exception. Notice how in reproduction, elements such as the blood being used as pigment have been added to make the whole thing more sinister. Includes a copy of the magazine. 
Price: $9,450  (includes domestic shipping)


Artist Rafael deSoto (1904-1992)
Condition Very good, tastefully framed.
Medium Oil on canvas
Publication Information Cover for Dime Detective, November 1944. Likely illustrates “Death on the Palette” by Lawrence Treat which appeared in that issue of the magazine.
Literature The Art of Rafael DeSoto by David Saunders. Published by The Illustrated Press, 2019. Artwork appears on p. 104.
Signature Not signed
Size 23 x 17”
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