An auction house is selling off a Superman story that artist Al Plastino gave to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. He is outraged and needs everyone’s help!
In 1963 DC Comics worked with the White House for a Superman story. In it, JFK asks Superman to encourage America to get fit. The story was pulled when Kennedy was assassinated, but was published in 1964 at the request of the new President and the Kennedy family. The last panel noted that the art was to be donated to the JFK Library.
If you know anything about who misappropriated the art, let Al know!
Please help if you can. The art I donated and thought for all these years was being housed at the Kennedy Library at Harvard is now being auctioned off on the anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination. And now I am finding out that the art may have never made it to the library. The archivists tell me there are no records of it ever being received. I asked for the art back and they will not give it to me. I asked for the consigner’s name and they will not tell me that either. They tell me I have no rights to my work and that it is too late to get it back.
Pretty sad. Spread the word.