Most of the work of legendary illustrator Frank Frazetta is sold privately these days. Recent sales include a Conan The Destroyer painting for $1.5 million, Conan The Conqueror for $1 million. The cover to Weird Fantasy #29 sold for $380,000, while a John Carter/Swords of Mars painting sold for $350,000.
On December 11th, Profile In History will be auctioning off the Doc Dave Winiewicz Art Collection, featuring the largest selection of Frank Frazetta paintings and drawings ever offered for sale, eighty pieces all at once. That includes three iconic oil paintings, twenty mixed media colour works, and dozens of his finest pen & ink drawings, including The Lion Queen, Tarzan, Conan The Barbarian, Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers.
You can see him talk about the man – and the collection – above.
The auction also includes work by Roy Krenkel, Hal Foster, Hannes Bok, Hank Ketcham, Al Williamson, George Herriman, Jack Kirby and Walt Kelly. But Frazetta is the highlight.
The auction will also include Frazetta reference materials, signed books, his personal artist pens, pocket knife and drawing pencils.
Dave Winiewicz is the foremost authority on Frazetta – and was his best friend. The auction reflects that relationship over the decades, now to be appreciated by other fans for the man.
Interested bidders can participate at the auction in person, by telephone, fax, by absentee bids or real-time online.
Amassed for over 40 years, this collection includes 2 Tarzan paintings and a greatLord of the Rings Illustration, "The Witch-king of Egmar," plus the very best of his Canaveral Press Pen & Ink Illustrations. Also featured will be Frazetta's iconic illustrations of "The Lion Queen," "Tarzan," "Conan the Barbarian" and "Flash Gordon."
You can see the catalogue here….