book cover art

Coming up this Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, book artist Richard Minsky is presenting a Zoom talk, Modernism in American Book Cover Art, 1872-1930. Minsky has been collecting, studying, and writing books about decorative book covers for more than a decade.

Dallas – An oil painting by iconic American science fiction and fantasy artist Frank Frazetta could bring as much as $400,000, and artwork from the collection of Glynn and Suzanne Crain and the IRI collection should continue their waves of popularity in Heritage Auctions’ Illustration Art

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An upcoming auction in New York on June 5 has an incredible selection of original book cover art -- eleven by my count, an unusually large number to be offered at once, and a few superlative pieces to boot. Highlights include Russell Tandy's watercolor and gouache on board for the beloved Nancy Drew title, The Secret in the Old Attic (1944), several Edward Gorey watercolor

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BEVERLY HILLS—One of Gil Elvgren’s greatest pin-up paintings, Thinking of You (Retirement Plan), Brown & Bigelow calendar illustration, 1962, which graced the cover of Gil Elvgren, The Complete Pin-Ups by Charles Martignette—and comes from his vaunted collection—is expected to bring well in excess of $

Richard Minsky has launched a new exhibit and catalogue of publishers' bindings, titled Trade Bindings with Native American Themes, 1875-1933. The book artist (and FB&C Book Art columnist) turned up 116 different decorative and pictorial covers and more than 20 variants by Margaret Armstrong, Frank Hazenplug, The Decorative
Ever since Leonard S. Marcus did a cover story for us on book jacket designer turned children's author Fred Marcellino in 2012, I am always trying to "spot" his jacket art on books from the 1970s and 80s in shops and at book fairs. He did jackets for the likes of Tom Wolfe, Tobias Wolff, Anne Tyler, and Margaret Atwood. Marcus