Frazetta Original Barsoom Drawings for Sale
- All Star Auctions has several original Frazetta works for sale,
including illustrations from FMOM and SOM. So if you have an extra
house you can unload for some cash you could pick these up. Sigh...
- I'm sorry, but exactly WHY are these drawings valued at $45,000 and
$55,000? I've seen as good work by members of this group. Or maybe I
just don't understand art (sigh).
> All Star Auctions has several original Frazetta works for sale,
> including illustrations from FMOM and SOM. So if you have an extra
> house you can unload for some cash you could pick these up. Sigh...
> http://www.allstarauctions.net/ <http://www.allstarauctions.net/>
- Well, Raphael Kayanan's pen work is up at that calibre, but his
name isn't Frank Frazetta. In addition to the quality of the art,
Frazetta's work has an important place in history - what the auction
houses would call 'provenance'. Millions of people have seen these
images and been influenced by them. The works have inspired thousands
of artists and writers and other creators. They played a pivotal role
in the ERB renaissance in the 60's, 70's and early 80's. He
influenced me, and probably all the other artists in this group. You
can love him or hate him, but you can't ignore him. Some few people
are ready, willing and able to pay those high prices for the work
(thank goodness it won't be part of the 'Saddam Hussein collection'
next to a Rowena painting). After Frank passes the works will
increase in value significantly.
After all, some people would pay good money for a piece of toilet
paper from the Titanic. Not exactly a success story.
--- In email@example.com, leathem mehaffey <leathem12603@...> wrote:
> I'm sorry, but exactly WHY are these drawings valued at $45,000 and
> $55,000? I've seen as good work by members of this group. Or maybe I
> just don't understand art (sigh).
- Right. It's like Elvis Presley's autograph would be worth a lot more
than mine, even if his handwriting isn't any better. Actually,
considering how rotten my handwriting is, Elvis' probably IS better.
And if certain rumours are true, it's STILL better than mine! ^_~
- Without seeing that May issue with Frazetta of American Artist magazine back
in 1976 of my youth, I don't think I would ever have ventured into similar
genres that Frazetta did.
Frazetta paved the road that we've built castles on.