DescriptionFrank Frazetta The Gauntlet Movie Poster Preliminary Study Original Art (c. 1977). As noted in Icon, A Retrospective by the Grand Master of Fantastic Art Frank Frazetta, edited by Arnie and Cathy Fenner, Clint Eastwood sought Frank Frazetta out to add his distinctive look to the movie poster for his new film, The Gauntlet. Frazetta said of Eastwood, "He picked out one that was his favorite and said 'I want it to look like that.' It was Dark Kingdom. 'Not that I want it to look like that, but I want that look. I want your look.'" Eastwood and co-star Sondra Locke flew out to the Frazettas' to pose for the painting, and Frazetta provided Eastwood with a variety of watercolor roughs to choose from -- this is one of those pieces. At the time, Eastwood bought the finished original from Ellie Frazetta for an additional sum beyond the $20,000 fee for the reproduction rights. This mixed media on paper scene has an overall size of 12" x 18", and the art is in Very Good condition. The art is signed in pencil at the lower right, and a postcard of the finished poster painting is included in this lot.
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