Dec 16, 2021 - Sale 2592

Sale 2592 - Lot 100

Price Realized: $ 1,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
"Dawn." Cover illustration to book of the same title by Octavia E. Butler (New York: Warner Books, 1987). Oil on unstretched canvas. 640x390 mm; 25 1/4x15 1/2 inches, on 27x17-inch canvas. Signed "Enric" in left image, near center. Not dated.

Dawn, the first book in Butler's Xenogenesis trilogy, adeptly explores gender and race in a post-apocalyptic world. Butler, an African-American author, received a MacArthur Fellowship in 1995, making her the first science-fiction writer to win the MacArthur Foundation's so-called "genius grant."