Original FIEND FOLIO cover painting found!
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:31 am 
 

For all those of you out there who have been turning over rocks looking for Emmanuel's original FIEND FOLIO cover painting . . . . you can stop now. I just discovered this morning that the painting is owned by a major British figure in the gaming world (who I promised not to name), and is not, and will not be for sale.

However, it IS safe, loved, and appreciated, so we can all feel at least a little comfort in that!


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:39 am 
 

That's great Pat!  Thanks for the info.  Haven't seen/heard from you in awhile, what have you been up to?


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:19 pm 
 

Oh, I've been running about like an idiot trying to buy paintings, as usual. I've been on a Brit kick lately, which is why I haven't had much relevent to the forum here - bought pieces from Tim White, Geoff Taylor, Bruce Pennington, and am working on an Iain McCaig. Nice pieces, but not gaming-related (except for the McCaig, which is a Fighting Fantasy piece).

I pop in on the forums periodically, but haven't seen much lately that I could really contribute to.

There's an off chance I may be selling a couple more TSR paintings, though, so I'll be sure to post here if I do!

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:44 pm 
 

Not that I could afford it, but that's good to know. Any info on the painter? I've always wondered who this "Emmanuel" guy is.


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:56 pm 
 

Actually, no, I didn't ask. I'll be talking to the guy again, though, and I'll try to get a little info for us - good thought!


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 4:29 pm 
 

tsrart wrote:For all those of you out there who have been turning over rocks looking for Emmanuel's original FIEND FOLIO cover painting . . . . you can stop now. I just discovered this morning that the painting is owned by a major British figure in the gaming world (who I promised not to name), and is not, and will not be for sale.

However, it IS safe, loved, and appreciated, so we can all feel at least a little comfort in that!


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Why on earth would the person not want to be named?  I've always found it bizarre when someone purchases something like this (or like the last couple of ST1's that have been sold here) and promptly hides like a roach at a Raid convention. Are they afraid of theft? The media? Annoying inquiring fanboys? I give up.  Thanks goodness IO has bought so many really cool items and is apparantly not afraid to display them, it makes up for all the Howard Hughes wannabes that run home and hide their goodies in a wall safe while whispering "my precious, my precious...".

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 4:38 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
tsrart wrote:For all those of you out there who have been turning over rocks looking for Emmanuel's original FIEND FOLIO cover painting . . . . you can stop now. I just discovered this morning that the painting is owned by a major British figure in the gaming world (who I promised not to name), and is not, and will not be for sale.

However, it IS safe, loved, and appreciated, so we can all feel at least a little comfort in that!


Pat


Why on earth would the person not want to be named? I've always found it bizarre when someone purchases something like this (or like the last couple of ST1's that have been sold here) and promptly hides like a roach at a Raid convention. Are they afraid of theft? The media? Annoying inquiring fanboys? I give up. Thanks goodness IO has bought so many really cool items and is apparantly not afraid to display them, it makes up for all the Howard Hughes wannabes that run home and hide their goodies in a wall safe while whispering "my precious, my precious...".

Mike B.


I agree. why buy something cool like that and then hide it. :? One thing though if the owner of the panting is Harami,

*<waves hiya>*

he may be still a little gun shy from the reception he got for the last painting he bought. :P


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 7:50 pm 
 

Well, whoever has it, congrats.  I've always liked this one (the circular jewelry is very reminiscent of Clyde Caldwell's work).  And don't be shy, put it on display!

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 8:08 pm 
 

I agree, it's like buying a six-legged albino Bengal tiger and keeping it locked up and hidden from everyone. What is the point of owning it? Seems Gollumish to me.


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