On Monday July 1st, 2019, the original painting for Victor Adame Minguez’s Disenchant was sold on the MTG Art Market for $2,500.

Disenchant by Victor Adame Minguez, oils on MDF board, 9” x 12”

Disenchant by Victor Adame Minguez is a work of oils on MDF board measuring nine inches by 12 inches. While in the past Minguez has worked almost entirely digitally, he has begun to offer traditional sketches, color studies, and now fully rendered painting for his Magic commissions. This is just one of several oil paintings he created for Magic’s Core Set 2020 and so far the only opportunity to purchase a final painting; whether the others will be offered for sale is still unknown.

Disenchant is one of Magic’s oldest cards, and as pointed out by MTG Twitter’s resident OrcishLibrarian, this was the tenth unique illustration for the card, tying it for second place all time.

The artist mentioned in the auction page that each Disenchant that came before this latest version had been painted traditionally, and that he did not want to break the streak, so to speak. I love this interaction with Magic’s history, and it has created one of Minguez’s strongest works for the game as a result.

Victor Adame Minguez has created more than 125 illustrations for Magic, from the popular legendary Commander Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice to near half dozen Planeswalkers. His work is found in just about every set, and his entrance into the group of artists working traditionally is extremely exciting.

This is a fabulous painting, and I can’t wait to see what else he has coming. Stay tuned, for this transition could very well be a traditional art market game changer.

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