FRANK FRAZETTA SUPERMAN SPECIALTY ORIGINAL ART.
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Thursday, November 12, 2015 12:10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Auction #216 - Part II
Item numbers 978 through 2735 in auction 216
15.5x17.5" wooden frame contains textured art paper that has been professionally matted to 9.5x9.5". Full color watercolor original art depicts full body Superman in flight. Art was created by legendary illustrator Frank Frazetta (1928-2010), and was signed by him at lower left, w/Frazetta adding "© 88" date. Not noted for his work w/comic book superheroes, this original art represents the only time Frazetta illustrated Superman. Amazing art by one of the greatest pop culture illustrators of all time, perfectly capturing the spirit of the greatest comic book character of all time. This wonderful specialty art by the noted and beloved illustrator and comic book artist comes w/a letter from renowned collectibles expert, historian and author Harry Matetsky, author of "The Adventures Of Superman Collecting," an invaluable reference for Superman collectibles and their history. Letter reads "In 1988, In Honor Of Superman's 50th Anniversary, Renowned Artist And Illustrator Frank Frazetta Was Commissioned To Do His Interpretation Of Superman. When He Accepted The Commission, Frazetta Said That His Version Of 'The Man Of Steel' Would Be Based On The Style Of Superman's Original Creators, Jerry Siegel And Joe Shuster. This Was The Only Time In His Illustrious Career That Frazetta Drew And Painted Superman. Kevin Eastman's Museum, Words & Pictures, Acquired The Frazetta Superman And Displayed It Prominently. It Was Regarded As One Of The Museum's Primary Acquisitions. When The Museum Closed, Its Contents Were Purchased By The Alexander Gallery, Who Then Sold The Coveted Piece To A Noted Collector." Letter has been signed by Matetsky. Wonderful and historic, this original and eye-catching piece of original art is ready for display. Franco Toscanini Collection.
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