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    Frank Frazetta Swordsmen in the Sky Paperback Novel Cover Painting Original Art (Ace, 1964). The year 1963 saw a flood of paperback reprints with all-new covers by Frank Frazetta. There were approximately 14 of them, mostly Tarzan and Carson of Venus related. So by 1964, when this title was released, a Frazetta cover on a book already had a powerful cache. And any sci-fi fan who purchased this book on the strength of the Frazetta cover alone was surely not disappointed, as the anthology contained short stories by Andre Norton, Poul Anderson, Edmond Hamilton, and many others. The fluidity of movement in this piece was achieved in opaque watercolor, and the varying density of the paint allowed some wonderful texture, especially on the planetary bodies. Signed in the lower left of the 9.25" x 12" matted image area. The illustration board is signed and dated 2003 by Frazetta on the reverse side. Matted to 15.25" x 18.5". Lightly toned and in Excellent condition. From the Glenn Danzig Collection.

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