CALABASAS, CA.- Profiles in History
announced the sale of art works by legendary Fantasy artist Frank Frazetta from the collection of Doc Dave Winiewicz to be held in their California Auction Gallery on December 11, 2015.
There will be over 80 pieces drawn by Frazetta in this auction.
Without question, the largest offering of museum quality Frazetta artwork to ever come to auction. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire the finest works Frazetta created; painstakingly assembled with care, love and a critical eye by Dr. Dave Winiewicz, the foremost authority on Frazetta in the world and the artists best friend.
The Auction will also include an exciting assortment of Frazetta reference materials, plus signed books and other ephemera, including Frazettas personal artist pens, pocket knife and drawing pencils.
Amassed for over 40 years, this collection includes 2 Tarzan paintings and a great Lord of the Rings Illustration, The Witch-king of Egmar, plus the very best of his Canaveral Press Pen & Ink Illustrations. Also featured will be Frazettas iconic illustrations of The Lion Queen, Tarzan, Conan the Barbarian and Flash Gordon.
Additionally, collectors will certainly cherish the limited edition, numbered and signed oversized deluxe catalog that has been lovingly produced for this auction as a permanent record of both Frazettas creative genius and Doc Daves archival dedication. This Auction is curated by long time Frazetta associate Rob Pistella.
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. I am honored he chose Profiles in History to sell his collection ---Joe Maddalena, President/CEO, Profiles in History
I have spent a lifetime doing hundreds of art deals and these originals represent the finest fruit of my efforts. I collected them for the deep and satisfying pleasure that they provided. I cherished them for decades. The true Frazetta connoisseur knows what the really good stuff is, and this auction is filled with those once-in-a-lifetime examples. 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! ---Doc Dave Winiewicz
Frank Frazettas influence over the highest echelon of todays greatest artists, creative professionals and lovers of fantasy and sci-fi art cannot be overstated.
Frazettas historically significant life body of work has been featured on paperback book covers (his drawings of Tarzan invigorated the paperback book industry, triggering record sales numbers never achieved before), magazines (Mad, Playboy), comic books (Shining Knight, Buck Rogers, Lil Abner, Flash Gordon) movie posters (Whats New, Pussycat?, The Night They Raided Minskys, Conan the Barbarian, The Gauntlet) and record album covers (Molly Hatchet; Hermans Hermits, Nazareth, Dust).
Most of Frazettas art has been sold privately. Notable sales results include: Conan the Destroyer - $1.5 million, Conan the Conqueror - $1 million, Weird Fantasy #29 cover - $380,000, John Carter/Swords of Mars - $350,000, Land of Terror - $275,000 and Escape on Venus - $251,000. Winiewicz states, These results point to one thing, namely, when Frazetta artwork of significant quality is released in the marketplace, it invariably attains significant prices. Outstanding works by Frazetta will always bring top dollar results. He is the finest blue-chip investment in this field. Collectors and investors are strongly drawn to the unique life and energy that radiates from such works. This quality of art is profoundly satisfying.