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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Contest Results

Many thanks for your overwhelming response to our contest. I received hundreds of excellent suggestions. A great many of them had elements that were visually exciting, but nothing seemed just right. The suggested subjects included those which: I have thought about doing many times; make a good story but visually won’t work; are battle scenes which I don’t do anymore; and those which I have already done many times. When I started thinking about the different ideas together, I came up with something on my own.

So it seemed like the only fair thing to do was to have a drawing. We have randomly selected a winner from all the entries to receive a special proof of the sixth print in the “Tribute to the Legend” series. The winner is Judy Buchanan.

In appreciation for your interest and participation in our contest, I will start showing my work to you later in the summer.


– Mort Künstler

Friday, May 30, 2014

Heritage Auctions Modern & Contemporary Art Auction May 31, 2014

Heritage Auctions Modern & Contemporary Art Auction May 31, 2014

Ten iconic original pieces by legendary illustrator Mort Künstler are to be auctioned off on May 31 as part of the Heritage Auctions Modern & Contemporary Art Auction. These dramatic and inventive pieces were featured on the covers and in story illustrations for popular magazines such as Stag and Male in the 1960's and 70's, when Mr. Künstler earned the title "King of Men's Adventure". Künstler Enterprises is extremely excited that collectors will be presented the rare opportunity to acquire one of these iconic pieces. Each image has a link which contains more information about the auction and the artwork.



Dillinger Bank Robbery
Stag magazine story illustration
MORT KÜNSTLER
(American, b. 1931)
July 1965
Gouache on board
18 x 27 inches
Signed lower right: MKünstler
Lot #72355
http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5172&lotNo=72355



Breaking Out
Stag or Male magazine story illustration
MORT KÜNSTLER
(American, b. 1931)
Circa 1970
Gouache on board
17 x 24 1/2 inches
Signed lower left, and right
(as Emmett Kaye)
Lot #72356
http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5172&lotNo=72356


Tojo's Monster Sub
Male magazine story illustration
MORT KÜNSTLER
(American, b. 1931)
Circa 1965
Gouache on board
16 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches
Signed lower left: MKünstler
Lot #72357
http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5172&lotNo=72357



To the Rescue
Male or Stag magazine cover
MORT KÜNSTLER
(American, b. 1931)
Gouache on board
21 x 16 inches
Signed lower right: MKünstler
Lot #72358 


The Four Who Escaped the Dynamite Kite
MORT KÜNSTLER
(American, b. 1931)
Circa 1965
Gouache on board
17 x 25 1/2 inches
Signed lower right: MKünstler
Lot #72359
http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5172&lotNo=72359

The Impossible Escape
Stag magazine story illustration
MORT KÜNSTLER
(American, b. 1931)August 1972
Gouache on board
16 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches
Signed lower left, and right
(as Emmett Kaye)

The Welcoming Committee
Male or Stag magazine cover
MORT KÜNSTLER
(American, b. 1931)
Circa 1965
Gouache on board
20 1/2 x 15 inches
Signed lower right: MKünstler
Lot #72361

G.I. Tiger-Bandit of Saipan
Male magazine story illustration
MORT KÜNSTLER
(American, b. 1931)
February 1965
Gouache on board
17 x 25 1/2 inches
Signed lower left: MKünstler
Lot #72363

Attacking the Stockrade
Male or Stag magazine story illustration
MORT KÜNSTLER
(American, b. 1931)
Attacking the Stockrade
Male or Stag magazine story illustration
Circa 1968
Gouache on board
17 x 26 inches
Signed lower left: MKünstler
Lot #72364
Shootout with Russians in Barn
Stag or Male magazine story illustration
MORT KÜNSTLER
(American, b. 1931)
Circa 1970
Gouache on board
15 5/8 x 15 1/2 inches
Signed lower left: MKünstler
Lot #72365
http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5172&lotNo=72365

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Contest! Choose the best subject... win a print!

Choose the subject for Mort's next painting! For the first time ever, Mort has put out an open invitation for his fans to suggest ideas for the 6th painting in the "A Tribute to the Legend" Series. The winner will receive a Special Proof print inscribed with its significance. Send us your ideas through Facebook or email us at info@mortkunstler.com.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Meet Mort Künstler - Print Signing and the Official Release of "...none to caress"

Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center
May 17, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
24 South Market Street
Staunton, Virginia 24401

Mort Künstler will appear at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center in Staunton, Virginia on May 17th for the debut of the fifth print in the "A Tribute to the Legend" Series. The print is titled "...none to caress" and depicts Stonewall Jackson watching his VMI cadets in front of what is now Mary Baldwin College.

 

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