Original pen and ink line art from A Matter Of Life And Death (2007) -
Tim Bradstreet Iron Maiden Original Art Auction
Official press release - 02-22-12
The original cover art for Iron Maiden's album "A Matter of Life and Death" drawn by Tim Bradstreet will be made available for sale through a blind auction.
The auction is for a comprehensive lot, consisting of the original cover illustration, plus four additional illustrations that were completed as part of the creative process for the cover.
The art has never been made available for sale before. This blind auction will run for 1 week, beginning at 12:01AM on Monday, February 27, and ending March 4th at midnight, 2012.
Each interested party may submit one email bid with their blind offer. No one will be given any other offer attempts or have any knowledge of what the current high bid is. The person with the highest offer at the end of the week period will win the Iron Maiden: A Matter of Life and Death cover art.
The minimum bid for the auction is $5000. Shipping of $20 US, and $50 international will be added to the final bid.
Information and scans of the art may be seen here: http://www.splashpageart.com/bradstreetAuction.asp
The ability to place bids will be made available directly through the above web page as of 12:01AM on 2-27-12.
Mark Hay, owner of Splash Page Comic Art & Tim's Original Art Dealer of 10 Years, will be running the auction.