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16, Jun, 21

MTG Modern Horizons 2 Art Dauthi Voidwalker by Sidharth Chaturvedi Sold For $17,000

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Last Sunday, June 6, 2021, Sidharth Chaturverdi’s original Magic: The Gathering painting for Dauthi Voidwalker  sold on the MTG Art Market for $17,000, a record price for a work by the artist.

Chaturvedi’s Dauthi Voidwalker is a work of oils on unstretched canvas measuring 16 inches by 20 inches, and it was commissioned for the brand new straight-to-Modern Magic set, Modern Horizons 2.

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Vorthos Mike, the acting agent for the artist, ran the auction for Dauthi Voidwalker on the MTG Art Market, and the opening bid was set to $5,000. After a series of bids that exceeded expectations, the original art was sold for $17,000.

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“We’d like an updated look for a Dauthi rogue, a creature who is partially made of shadows and is forced to exist in shadows at all time,” Chaturvedi said. “Start with the inspiration but design a rogue with a leaner face, hood, and more shadows incorporated into his design. We like to see him peering out from behind a tree or rock as a callback to the reference.”

This is not the first Modern Horizons 2 art that was sold for more than $15,000; Steven Argyle’s original art for Squirrel Sanctuary was recently sold for $19,000.

“The part I jumped on was ‘made of shadows,’” the artist said. “I’ve seen Dauthi that are dark, spooky, spiky, smoky, full-on eldritch horrors, but not one that really leaned into this idea in a visual way. And that’s for obvious reasons. How do you paint the absence of light and still make it a visible creature? I used the line ‘forced to exist in the shadows’ as a clue.”

“I thought a real, solid form might be visible in the dark-just barely-but that they turn thin and transparent when in bright light,” he added. “I had the idea of him sneaking up on you in a swamp, of you suddenly turning your light on the rustling noise so that arm of his that’s reaching around the tree turns to just a cast shadow. And, of course, you see the bright moon through his head.”

“The transparent parts were directly painted as they would look through a shadow. No glazing or anything fancy.”

Related: The Best Magic: the Gathering Cards to Play in Modern Horizons 2 Limited

Modern Horizons 2 is scheduled to release for tabletop on June 18, 2021. The official preview season for Modern Horizons 2 is set to begin, and you can check out the list of outlets where you can find them here. You can check out spoiler section here.

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