Frank Frazetta

Frank Frazetta

Art

Nationality: American

Birth Place: Brooklyn (Delaware county, New York state, United States)

Biography:
Frank Frazetta (American, b. 1928): An artistic prodigy, Frank Frazetta broke into comic books at the age of 16 out of economic necessity. A series of landmark Buck Rogers covers for Famous Funnies and several outstanding EC jobs brought Frazetta to the attention of comic strip artist Al Capp, and he was soon hired to assist on the Li'l Abner Sunday strips from 1952-61.

By the time that Frazetta had quit working for Capp, the comic book market had atrophied and his freelance opportunities had all but dried up. Frazetta was forced into the illustration market at large, and it proved to be a blessing in disguise. After creating a series of well-received movie posters and paperback covers, Frazetta's fortune was secured when he painted his world-famous paperback covers for Robert E. Howard's Conan character. A string of spectacular covers for Warren Publishing's titles Creepy, Eerie, and Vampirella added to his success. Frank Frazetta is now widely regarded as the master of modern fantasy art.

 

Frank Frazetta Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Frank Frazetta At The Earth's Core Paperback Cover Painting Original Art (1974)
Frank Frazetta At The Earth's Core Paperback Cover Painting Original Art (1974)....
Lot 92069
Auction 7139
Saturday, August 6, 2016
$1,075,500
Frank Frazetta The Norseman Painting Original Art (1972)
Frank Frazetta The Norseman Painting Original Art (1972)....
Lot 92133
Auction 7137
Saturday, May 14, 2016
$454,100
Frank Frazetta (American, 1928-2010) Red Planet, 1974 Oil on masonite 24 x 15.625 in. Signed and dated lower right
Frank Frazetta (American, 1928-2010)Red Planet, 1974Oil on masonite24 x 15.625 in.Signed and dated lower right...
Lot 71083
Auction 5269
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
$346,000
Frank Frazetta Creepy and Eerie Magazine-Cover Prints Group of 19 (1960s).... (Total: 19 Items)
Frank Frazetta Creepy and Eerie Magazine-Cover Prints Group of 19 (1960s).... (Total: 19 Items)
Lot 12564
Auction 121802
Sunday, January 14, 2018
$262.90
Frazetta: A Retrospective Hardcover Book (Alexander Gallery, 1994) Condition: VF
Frazetta: A Retrospective Hardcover Book (Alexander Gallery, 1994) Condition: VF....
Lot 11575
Auction 121801
Sunday, January 7, 2018
$203.15

View prices realized on more items like this

PLEASE NOTE: All prices realized reflect the final hammer price PLUS the buyer's premium in auctions that charge a buyer's premium. Each item has a notation at the top of the listing indicating whether that lot included a buyer's premium. All information listed is intended to be as accurate as possible, but errors are possible. Please use this guide carefully and inform us of any inaccuracies.



Buy Frank Frazetta

ItemCurrent Bid or Price
Frank Frazetta Art Book Reference Group of 14 (Various Publishers, 1970s-90s).... (Total: 14 Items)
Frank Frazetta Art Book Reference Group of 14 (Various Publishers, 1970s-90s).... (Total: 14 Items)
Lot 13745
Auction 121803
Sunday, January 21, 2018
$260.00
Frank Frazetta Kubla Khan Portfolio Signed Limited Edition #129/1500 (Frazetta Prints, 1977)
Frank Frazetta Kubla Khan Portfolio Signed Limited Edition #129/1500 (Frazetta Prints, 1977)....
Lot 13746
Auction 121803
Sunday, January 21, 2018
$22.00
The Frank Frazetta 1977 Calendar in Original Box (Bantam Books, 1977).... (2)
The Frank Frazetta 1977 Calendar in Original Box (Bantam Books, 1977).... (2)

Auction 121804
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Preview
Frank Frazetta Related Group of 4 (Various Publishers).... (4)
Frank Frazetta Related Group of 4 (Various Publishers).... (4)

Auction 121804
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Preview
Frank Frazetta Related Group of 4 (Various Publishers).... (4)
Frank Frazetta Related Group of 4 (Various Publishers).... (4)

Auction 121804
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Preview

View other current items from this artist

 

Art Values

How do you know what's valuable?

Our Art Value Guide provides free information about how to value your Frank Frazetta artwork.


Get a FREE auction evaluation

Our experts will evaluate your Frank Frazetta artwork for auction or private treaty sale.


Want More Frank Frazetta?

Be the first to know when more items from this artist are available by adding it your wantlist.


Interested in selling or consigning?

Learn more about selling or consigning your Frank Frazetta artwork with Heritage Auctions.


Other artists with this Nationality