Original MAD-Mag Cover-Artworks for sale

Heritage versteigert original MAD-Cover, also: nicht Prints davon, sondern die Ölgemälde ohne Logo und Typo. Wenn ich jetzt ein paar Euro übrig hätte, ich würde mir einen echten Alfred E. Neumann ins Wohnzimmer hängen. Noch dazu haben sie von allen Covern und Artworks High-Res-Scans online gestellt.

MAD has saved the best for last. In the words of legendary MAD editor Bill Gaines, these three dozen pieces of art represent "the heart and soul of MAD Magazine."

Now these last three dozen are going to be up for auction. After that, the vault is not only closed, it's empty. For an entire generation that cut its comic teeth on MAD - an influence still felt today in television, film, Internet and print - this will be the final chance to own a piece of humor history.

"You have some of the most iconic MAD covers and special art from the amazing original group of artists at the magazine," said Jared Green, Vice President of Business Development at Heritage. "These are names like Norman Mingo, Jack Davis, Bob Clarke and Richard Williams."

"These final 36 pieces were retained from three previous sales of the MAD archives at Heritage, Sothebys and Christie's," said current MAD editor John Ficarra. "We have waited until all the rest of the great artwork of MAD was sold to offer this final collection. It just doesn't get any better than this."

The Mad Auction (via MeFi)