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    Frank Frazetta Nude with Alligator Color Sketch Original Art (1978). This work has never been offered for sale on the market before. We are quite sure that Mr. Alligator thinks she looks good enough to eat! This color sketch showcases Frazetta's ability to render fantastic action oriented art and delicate supple female forms all in the same drawing. The subdued pastel watercolors on the ink and graphite artwork really captures the moment. Even longtime Frazetta experts and collectors have never seen this piece, as pioneering dealer/publisher Russ Cochran arranged their purchase directly from Frazetta for collector and film producer Tom Warford in 1978. Frazetta had held back this drawing (and three others also in this auction) from a group he had created for Cochran to sell at Phil Seuling's 1978 New York Comic Art Convention. However Frazetta allowed Warford to buy them directly when the collector and Cochran visited the artist in his home following the Con. They've remained in Warford's collection ever since that day in 1978, never having been offered for sale to anyone. It is a true pleasure to see such vintage Frazetta gems emerge for the first time in over 35 years.
    Image area is 4" x 5" on cream color paper. Presented in a lovely 10" x 11.5" glass front frame. In Excellent condition.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    20th-22nd Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 24
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