Carl Barks’ original Disney art is among the most expensive and desirable comic art in general. It is a well-established fact that Barks’ oil paintings sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars at international auctions. At Disneyana+ you will sadly not find any of Barks’ original oil paintings, however, we will strive offer a solid selection of other beautiful original investment-grade works by the good duck artist.
Treasure of Marco Polo – unused cover prelim
Unused cover concept created circa 1965. This highly detailed artwork is rendered in pencils (gray,and blue) on vellum. The overall condition is very fine with only very minor age-related wear. The artwork measures approx. 22 x 30 cm. It is hand-signed by Barks at the lower left and features his Disney Copyright stamp.
The Makings of a Fish Story – colour prelim
Prelim study in colour on transparent plastic. Used for the creation of the oil painting titled The Makings of a Fish Story in 1988. Professionally framed to a total size of 33 cm x 30 cm with a total image area of approx. 21 x 17 cm.
Nobody’s Spending Fool
Highly detailed prelim study for the identically titled oil painting which is regarded among his very best. This beautiful study was drawn by Barks in 1974. It is in very good condition and framed to a total size of 50 x 60 cm.