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Lost Charley Harper paintings found

by Trevor May | 23rd June 2009 | Art Illustration | 3 comments

Lost Charley Harper paintings

The Charley Harper Museum have revealed on their blog that a number of lost paintings by Charley Harper produced for the Ford Times and Lincoln Mercury Times magazines in the 1960s have been discovered deep within their archives.

The discovery of these paintings came as a surprise even to Charley’s son Brett. “I felt like I was opening a buried treasure chest that had been locked up for more than 35 years.”

The Estate and Studio have already respectfully declined several immediate offers for portions of the priceless collection. Brett believes that as the market begins to understand what the collage originals of birds, fish, and travel series represent—the rarest of the rare—collectors will be stunned.

Some of the pieces will be exhibited at the Fabulous Frames & Art Gallery in Chicago from July 11th until August 8th 2009. I can only hope they make an appearance somewhere closer to me in the future! (via Grain Edit)

Update: You can see a whole load more of them here: Long Lost Charley Harper (thanks Ward!)

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  • fabframes July 16th, 2009 9:18 pm

    Hi, thanks so much for posting about this! Just a few corrections — there is no Charley Harper Museum, at least not yet! The exhibit of these paintings is at Fabulous Frames & Art in Montgomery, Ohio, just north of Cincinnati. Also, you can preview all the paintings online. Anyway, cheers from Cincinnati!

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  • abysmalred June 24th, 2009 2:53 pm

    Lost Charley Harper paintings found. Pretty cool. http://tinyurl.com/ksorq9 via @antikewl

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