Batman ’66 Original Art Oil Painting by Sanjulian

This stunning original art painting features the work of Sanjulian and includes Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin along with the principle four villains of the series; Cesar Romero as the Joker, Burgess Meredith as the Penguin, Frank Gorshin as the Riddler, and Julie Newmar as Catwoman.  The canvas measures 13 3/4 by 16 and 1/4 inches and the image itself measures 11 /14 by 14 1/2 inches. Please note- this is an actual, original painting by Sanjulian.  It is not a copy, print or pre-printed image.  It is a one-of-a-kind original.

About the TV Series:

One of the biggest phenomenons in television history, the 1960’s Batman TV series influenced an entire generation of fans and possibly even helped save the Batman comics themselves from cancellation.  Debuting in 1966, it changed Batman from a reasonably successful DC comic character into a true global icon.  The series also created a merchandising bonanza exceeded only by Star Wars a decade later, turned the Batmobile into the most recognized fictional car of all time (surpassing all others contenders, before or since, including such icons as KITT, the General Lee, and James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5), and forever added it’s own catch phrases into the pop-culture lexicon- such as Robin’s famous “Holy…” whatever quips and “Same Bat-Time, same Bat-Channel.”

In significant ways the TV series also made lasting contributions to the comic book continuity; the creation of Batgirl – a character specifically introduced into the comics for inclusion in the Television series – and, perhaps most importantly, returning to prominence the four classic villains of the Joker, Catwoman, the Riddler, and the Penguin (all of which were shelved for years due to the impact of Fredric Wertham’s anti-comics exposé Seduction of the Innocent). 

Price: $1,999.99