Original Painting by John Solie - TV Guide Cover Painting of Michael Jackson, Prince and Bruce Springsteen
My sister used to work for TV Guide and won it as a gift and gifted it to me. It has never been owned by anyone else or exhibited. Has original Solie signature.
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The item presented appears to be a cover illustration by John Solie (American, born 1937) for the 1985 TV Guide Magazine. The scene features Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, and Prince. John Solie is a cover illustrator for film, television, books and more. Although he mainly painted, Solie also briefly worked in sculpture.
The magazine cover for the February 23 - March 1, 1985 issue relates to a story about the Grammy's of that year and the prediction that Springsteen or Prince would be Jackson. All three artists went home with an award that year.
Solie does not hold strong auction records and there have only been a few of his works seen at auction. There have been a few TV Guide illustrations seen at auction with varying results, depending on the artist and subject matter. The estimate provided is based on recent auction estimates and result of works by Solie, with a factor of TV Guide magazine covers.