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RARE Original Laszlo Matulay Painting "Fear The Night?" | Paint & Ink on Board

RARE Original Laszlo Matulay Painting "Fear The Night?" | Paint & Ink on Board

Regular price $4,250.00 USD
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Laszlo Matulay created this dark & otherworldly artwork of a nude woman looking on as a shadowy figure reaches up through a portal of sorts. Upon closer inspection, the shadowy figure appears distressed as he reaches up through the portal-like opening, his humanity revealed as his hand pushes through. The woman stands aside, blacked-out eyes watching intently, if not with a touch of perverse pleasure at his suffering. This brilliant artwork has been set into a vintage frame, but it can easily be remounted into your frame of choice!

Laszlo Matulay was a prolific illustrator, muralist, painter, designer, and educator who was one of New York’s most sought after illustrators in the mid-to-late 20th century.

Matulay's popularity skyrocketed following an exhibition of his work at the 1940 New York World's Fair in the "New Americans" category. His artwork appeared in Harper's Bazaar, Time, and Esquire. Most notably, Matulay illustrated Alice in Wonderland, Anna Karenina, Aristophanes Five Comedies, and Treasure Island.

Still in the prime of his career, Matulay chose to step away from the spotlight, though he continued creating artwork which he shared mostly with friends & family (such as this painting, and where many other pieces come from). Laszlo Matulay was a man ahead of his time, espousing the Modernist ideals that art had the power to change the world.

This, and other listed original Matulay art pieces were procured via auction from a private collection during the later half of 2022.

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