Five original Magic: The Gathering oil paintings by Adam Paquette were sold on the MTG Art Market with four of the five works sold for a combined $26,100 via auction. One work was sold post-auction for an undisclosed amount after not receiving a bid. The five pieces of art were made for the cycle of Snow-Covered Basic Lands in the upcoming Norse mythology-inspired set, Kaldheim.
All five of Paquette's paintings are works of oil on top of paper mounted to to 3mm aluminum dibond measuring approximately 23.6 inches x 17.7 inches. They were sold on the MTG Art Market Facebook group, with collector Melanie Arndt as the agent for the auction. Each painting had its own auction with $6,000 opening bid, and ended 20 minutes apart.
Paquette's Snow-Covered Plains sold for $7,200; Snow-Covered Island sold for $6,700; Snow-Covered Swamp sold for $6,000; Snow-Covered Mountain sold for $6,200; and Snow-Covered Forest didn't get a bid, but according to the agent, it was sold for an undisclosed amount.
Kaldheim is set to release on February 5, 2021 for tabletop, and Jan. 28 on Magic Arena and Magic Online. The set will be followed by Strixhaven: School of Mages, which is set to release sometime in Spring 2021.