Original Signed Painting for “Reader’s Digest” by “Sports Illustrated” Artist Frank Mullins.
Lot 265. Original Signed Painting for “Reader’s Digest” by “Sports Illustrated” Artist Frank Mullins. A magazine and book illustrator and reporter-artist who combined bold colors with an impressionist style, Mullins (1924-helped to shape the image and style of “Sports Illustrated in the mid to late-1960s with his color illustrations. Beyond sports, he covered and created illustrations for oceanography and fiction. A member of the Society of Illustrators, he also contributed artwork to the “Saturday Evening Post,” “Redbook” and the American Heritage series, “The Book of Knowledge.” Mullin created this undated gouache on paper illustration, titled “Baseball’s Most Punishing Job,” for “Reader’s Digest.” Measuring approximately 14” x 17.5”, it is signed by Mullins. Nm. It is matted and framed to 17.25” x 21”. Originals by Mullins are rarely offered. Winning Bid $163.