We are presenting for sale an original KELLY FREAS drawing entitled THE END done for CANVAS CONFIDENTIAL – A backward glance at the world of art published in 1963 by Dial Press. This was done as a play on Kelly’s MAD work from the 1960’s. The book is illustrated with paintings from old masters and then Kelly would reverse the image and paint the opposite side – like two mirrors looking at each other. Most of this artwork has not been seen in over 40 years and it is a rare look at Kelly outside the MAD box. Kelly continued this series in his work for Crazy magazine years later. Along with many of the preliminary sketches to the book, both published and those for the planned second book, are the original paintings for the published art. So please check out all our Canvas artwork under the MAD section of our store.

Kelly hand signed the drawing at the bottom.

Also included in the sale of the drawing is a Canvas Confidential hardback book, a colored photocopy of the cover of the book and a black and white photocopy of the front side.

The drawing is in very good condition.

Only the drawing is being offered for sale. No reproduction rights of any kind are sold with the drawing.


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