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    Frank Frazetta In Pharaoh's Tomb Battlestar Galactica Painting Original Art (1978). Double your fear, with two, count 'em, two, Death Dealer-like figures by Frank Frazetta! This fantastic oil painting was published in a 1978 TV Guide and appeared as an advertisement for the TV show Battlestar Galactica. When Frazetta fans were mystified as to why Frazetta would turn down a rumored assignment of a cover for a "Star Wars" novelization, only to paint a similarly-themed scene for a TV show, Frazetta set the record straight for them in Testament: The Life and Art of Frank Frazetta: "The simple answer is that I got to paint what I wanted and I retained my originals and my copyrights. I wouldn't have been able to keep either if I had taken the 'Star Wars' job and I would not have had much creative freedom. That would have been a step backward for me." Painted in oils, this moody piece measures approximately 17.5" x 23.5", and is matted and is glass front ornately framed to 28" x 34" (and 3" deep). In Excellent condition. Signed and dated 1978 at lower left.

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    May, 2017
    18th-20th Thursday-Saturday
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