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    Frank Frazetta - Little Annie Fanny Unfinished Painting Original Art (Playboy, undated). This spectacular watercolor of Little Annie Fanny was painted by Frank Frazetta in the mid-1960s as a try-out for Harvey Kurtzman. Kurtzman was a longtime friend of Frazetta, and he knew that Frazetta could draw and paint sexy women like no one else. He desperately wanted Frazetta's help for his "Little Annie Fanny" feature that appeared in Playboy magazine. Kurtzman approached Hugh Hefner with the idea of hiring Frazetta. Hefner told Kurtzman: "Get him to do a little coloring of Annie and show it to me. I want to make sure he can draw women." The rest is history. Frazetta painted the study in a lush and detailed style, adding a lot of beautifully blended colors, wonderful sexy energy, and a perfect "on model" rendition of Annie. The story goes that Hefner was so impressed with the original art that he added it to his own collection. Years later, Kurtzman got it from him as part of a contractual settlement and kept it until his death. At that point Denis Kitchen obtained it from the Kurtzman estate and sold it to Alex Acevedo of the Alexander Gallery. Subsequently, Dave Winiewicz showed the original art to Frazetta and verified the above story. Frazetta was quite amused that Hef needed proof that Frazetta could draw women! The art measures 12" x 7.5", and is beautifully matted.

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    June, 2004
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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