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    Frank Frazetta - Unpublished Original Art from Shock Illustrated #4 (EC, undated). If sex sells, this piece should bring a hefty price. A deceptively simple little piece (9" x 9"), it clearly shows why Frazetta is considered to be the true master of the female form. The girl in this piece is extraordinary. Her large eyes, full lips, flowing hair and other womanly charms are delicate yet pronounced. Her slight smile is one of reverie. She is at once demure and provocative. Frazetta's women are typically surreal figures, clad in animal skins and fighting a prehistoric beast. This girl is our contemporary suggesting a (remote) hope of fantasy fulfilled. The male figure is an idealized self portrait of the artist. While simply rendered, he is the prototypical male hero. Handsome, mysterious, powerful, rugged, yet there is a palpable kindness to him. Originally designed for the story "Came the Dawn" (which was slated for the ill-fated Shock Illustrated #4), this was left unfinished at the time of that magazine's demise. However, even in this incomplete state, it is still a powerful and sensual image. It should be noted that a piece has been replaced in the lower left portion of the art. No art has been added or restored, only paper plus black ink infill.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2002
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 20
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