Auction For One of Original Pencil Sketches Done for Harry Potter Time Magazine Cover

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Jul 02, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

There is a new auction underway for a rare pencil sketch by Harry Potter artist Mary GrandPre for one of the three drawings she made to be used on the cover of Time Magazine in 1999. As seen here, Heritage Auction let us know this fabulous sketch is framed and signed by the artist on the lower left, and includes the following:

A handwritten note from Mary Grandpré attached to the back of this
piece reads, “This concept sketch was one of three done for concepts
for the Time magazine cover. It was not chosen for the cover.
It shows Harry surrounded by various characters and props — Ron and
Hermonie on the left, Peeves below, a flying key, the Snitch,
Dumbledore appearing in a pillar, and the Quidditch players above. (The
design allows for the
Time masthead on top). The written note,
‘bright green eyes,’ refers to my own reminder to make Harry Potter’s
eyes green after having made the mistake of making them blue on the
Nickelodeon cover a few months earlier. As with many of my working sketches, this sketch is ‘pieced’ together with two separate tracings.”

Internet bidding for this piece runs until July 14th before a live in house session in Dallas, Texas on July 15th. Thanks much Brenna!





20 Responses to Auction For One of Original Pencil Sketches Done for Harry Potter Time Magazine Cover

Avatar ImageSirEdwardsGuardian says: Hm... sorry, not feeling it.Avatar Imagechazlaz says: No thanksAvatar Imageplacebowiz says: wowAvatar ImageGarden State Geek says: The books are the best treasure of all -- and those I already have. Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: Cool I love her work.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I wish I possessed the mind of money to participate in this auction! Good luck to all who participate.Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: I like this drawing!Avatar ImageErinM says: Good luck to those who can afford such a cool HP item!!Avatar ImageDolemite says: Yawn.Avatar ImageSproutMdme says: Her work is marvelous....I'd absolutely love to have a piece like this! She's really brought a magical charm of her own to the books!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: That is so cool! Wish I had the money to get a chance at owning that. :)Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: I'll pass...Avatar Imagebiiigbob says: Like 99.9% of the rest of us who love Harry, I could sell my house, car and empty my savings account and not be able to afford bidding on this artwork. Let those who can bid appreciate their ability to at least try. May the winning bidder truly appreciate what is purchased and not store it away, but display it with pride as art should be.Avatar Imageravensmith says: I am a Harry Potter fan who does not have one piece of memorabilia other than my books. Sometimes it makes me sad to know that i'll never be able to have something so precious and relevant to the Harry Potter phenomenon!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: very niceAvatar Imagesimos says: Thanks for the news; I am keeping my money!Avatar Imagehermione97 says: The drawing was really nice! Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: awesum!!Avatar Imagev4n33t4 says: awesum!Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: She is a good artist, but in a child-like way that makes it so lovable! =]

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