Next week the original painting for the cover to the 1982 edition of The Lord of the Rings goes on sale for the first time. The artist, Roger Garland, who contributed more than 40 paintings for the book between 1982 and 1985, has never before been convinced of the financial merits of selling these particular paintings, and admits he has no idea how to price them. To this end he is only selling one painting to “test the market” as he puts it, although there will be some rough sketches on sale as well. “To be honest, I’ve always struggled to find a market for my work,” he says. [More]