Original Frank Frazetta artwork comes to Profiles in History

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2015-11-30 10:05:39

A collection of original artwork by renowned fantasy artist Frank Frazetta will be offered at Profiles in History next month.

Described as "the largest offering of museum quality Frazetta artwork to ever come to auction", the sale will feature more than 80 pieces from the Dr. Dave Winiewicz, Frazetta's closest friend and the world's leading authority on his work.

“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to handle some of the greatest artwork by the master Frank Frazetta and I am even happier to be working with my dear friend Dave Winiewicz," said company president Joe Maddalena. "I am honored he chose Profiles in History to sell his collection.”

Assembled over the course of 40 years, the collection covers Frazetta's career illustrating books covers, comic strips, movie posters and album covers.

Major highlights will include original paintings and illustrations depicting Conan the Barbarian; artwork for Canaveral Press paperbacks featuring Tarzan and John Carter of Mars; and a selection of signed books, reference material and personal ephemera from the life and career of the artist.

"The true Frazetta connoisseur knows what the really “good stuff” is, and this auction is filled with those once-in-a-lifetime examples," said Winiewicz. "This Profiles in History auction is quite unique in that regard. Most of these pieces will never be seen back on the market in your lifetime. A better quality offering will simply not be seen!”

Previous ales of original Frazetta artworks have brought seven figure sums, with a 1971 painting of Conan the Destroyer selling in 2010 for $1.5 million.

"When Frazetta artwork of significant quality is released in the marketplace, it invariably attains significant prices," said Winiewicz. "Outstanding works by Frazetta will always bring top dollar results. He is the finest blue-chip investment in this field."

The auction takes place at Profiles in History in California on December 11.

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