Original artwork by Ian Miller Kozilek sells for $21,000

On Sunday, May 29, 2022, Kozilek’s original work Butcher of Truth by Ian Miller sold for $21,000 on the MTG Art Market on Facebook.

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth by Ian Miller, pen and ink on illustration board, 36.5 cm x 48 cm (14.4 x 18.9 inches)

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth by Ian Miller is a pen and ink work on illustration board measuring approximately 15 inches by 19 inches. It was ordered for Magic’s upcoming Summer Masters set, Dual Masters 2022as new artwork for the Borderless version of the reprinted map.

This is Ian Miller’s second card since joining the game in 2021 with the Kaldheim Varragoth from the expansion, Bloodsky Sire, which sold for $27,000 last January. He illustrated 26 cards in total for Magic.

The three-day auction was hosted at the MTG Art Market by Guy Coulson acting as the artist’s agent for the second time in the Magic Sphere, and the sale was targeting an opening bid of $7,500. .

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth by Ian Miller, zooming in on the eyeball.

The opening bid was met immediately by two bidders seconds apart, and bidding began quickly. Within thirty minutes, the job soared to $21,000 with a private bidder, and it would be the auction that won the piece two days later. There was no further progress at the end, but an exceptional end result all the same.

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth by Ian Miller, hand zoom,

Kozilek had been around for quite a while, not long, and fans will be able to open his card when the set officially releases on July 8, 2022. Previews for Double Masters 2022 begin June 16, 2022, and if that’s anything like its 2020 predecessor, there should be an unprecedented amount of traditional artwork from fan-favorite and legendary artists. Stay tuned.