A groundbreaking pencil and ink drawing of a brain-like alien and its awful cephalopod-like tentacles from a rare archive of art published in a 1906 special edition of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds sold for $32,500 at an Illustration Art auction held Thursday, May 14 by Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills, California. The archive’s fantastical and “steampunk” depictions of aliens and wide-scale destruction were from the imagination of Brazilian artist Henrique Alvim Corrêa and are credited with influencing humanity’s perception of aliens, their technology, and weapons in popular culture for the next 100+ years. “Alvim Corrêa’s trove is a pop culture milestone and I’m pleased to see so many bidders embraced that,” said Ed Jaster, Senior Vice President at Heritage Auctions. “Not only is his artwork an important contributions to 20th century literature, it’s powerful to realize that facets

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