Frank Frazetta pen, ink, and signed; 1964; image size 7" x 10; paper size 7.5" x 11.75"; comes beautifully matted 15.5" x 19.5"Unpublished original illustration for a Canaveral plate. The "Bill" in the signature is Wally Wood's associate Bill Pearson, who followed Wood as publisher of legendary zine Witzend and wrote and edited for Warren and Charlton.
Frank Frazetta is the master of fantasy art. Revered by his peers and fans alike, much like Stanley Kubrick is to film or The Beatles are to pop music, Frazetta is the definitive apex of his milieu. His trademark style, at once powerful and graceful, is on full display in this unpublished artwork intended for Canaveral Press' Pellucidar series, based on the writings of Edgar Rice Burroughs. This stunning, deceptively simple yet intricately detailed illustration hails from a collection that is universally accepted as some of Frazetta's greatest pen and ink work. The Canaveral ERB pieces are exquisite examples of the lasting impact Frazetta has made upon the world of fantasy and sci-fi art. The image of two powerful beings sizing each other up leaves an indelible imprint on the mind of the viewer, one is unsure if the confrontation is about to become violent or if a meaningful conversation is about to take place.
Any fan of comic or fantasy art would be thrilled to own a piece by the legendary Frank Frazetta, and this special work is guaranteed to be a highlight of this Event Auction. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a masterwork by Frazetta, don't pass it up. Art is signed with the iconic Frank Frazetta imprint.
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Frank Frazetta was an American fantasy and science fiction artist, noted for comic books, paperback book covers, paintings, posters, LP record album covers and other media. He is often referred to as the "Godfather" of Fantasy Art, and one of the most renowned illustrators of the 20th century. He was also the subject of a 2003 documentary "Painting with Fire".