"MAD Magazine Cover #211"   Lot no. 2544

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By Norman Mingo (1896-1980)

1979 (Estimated)
12.00" x 12.00", Framed 22.00" x 20.00"
Watercolor on Board
Signed Lower Right

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Norman Mingo MAD #211 Cover Original Art (EC, 1979). Painter Alfred E. Neuman has found the perfect playing card model in this great Bronze Age MAD cover by the legendary Norman Mingo. Visual puzzles were always a mainstay of MAD, and Mingo was the master at painting them with a mind-boggling realism. This watercolor on board piece has an image area of approximately 12" x 12", and its condition is Excellent. From the MAD Collection.

Artist biographical notes: Norman Mingo (American, 1896-1980): A prolific magazine illustrator in the Norman Rockwell vein, in 1956 Mingo answered a New York Times ad for an illustrator, and was selected by Mad publisher William M. Gaines to create a polished version of Mad’s mascot, Alfred E. Neuman. Norman Mingo created several Mad covers in 1956-7 before leaving the magazine. He returned to Mad in 1962 and painted most of its front covers until 1976. His last Mad cover appeared on issue #211 for the December 1979 issue

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