Magic: The Gathering artist, Filip Burburan, created several stunning pieces of art for Commander 2020 and Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths. This past April, three of those pieces — Akim, the Soaring Wind, Xyris, the Writhing Storm, and Brokkos, Apex of Forever – sold at auction for just over $19,000.
Akim, the Soaring Wind
One of the new legendary creatures featured in Commander 2020, Akim, the Soaring Wind opened for auction on Saturday, April 11 at a starting bid of $3,000.
According to auction host Mike Linneman (known by many as VorthosMike) on the MTG Art Market Facebook page, the painting was done with oil paint on illustration board and measures 18.1 x 13.4 inches. After eight days at auction, the piece finally sold on April 19 for $4,450 — a spike of almost $1,500 from the original price.
Xyris, the Writhing Storm
Another beautiful piece from Commander 2020, Xyris, the Writhing Storm opened for auction on Tuesday, April 7 at a starting bid of $3,000. After only three days, the starting price tripled, reaching a final selling price of $9,000 before closing on Friday, April 10.
Despite being from the same set as the previous piece, Burburan opted to use acrylic paint rather than oil. This painting is done on board and measures 17 x 13.5 inches.
Brokkos, Apex of Forever
The final piece of the trio, Brokkos, Apex of Forever, was done for Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths, and also went to auction on Tuesday, April 7. The asking price for the Sultai mythic began at $3,000, but over the course of three days, nearly doubled — selling on Friday, April 10 for $5,600.
Similar to his Akim, the Soaring Wind piece, Burburan chose oil on board as his medium, with the canvas measuring 14 x 11.7 inches.
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