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    Frank Frazetta (American, 1928-2010)
    Child of the Sun paperback cover, 1972
    Oil on canvasboard
    20 x 24 in.
    Signed lower left

    Published as the paperback cover of Child of the Sun by Kyle Onstott and Lance Horner (Fawcett, 1972), this amazing peak-period masterpiece was purchased by the owner in the early 1970s near the time the book was published. It has resided in this same collection ever since and has never been offered on the market until now. The dramatic, multi-figure composition incorporates much more depth, fully realized painterly attention, and detail than many of Frazetta's book covers, featuring not only one of the artist's trademark beautiful women, but three main male figures, as well as a plethora of intricately rendered background elements. As a result, the beautifully flowing image can be appreciated equally in a fine art as well as an illustration context.


    Estimate: $200,000 - $400,000.

    Condition Report*: There appears to be no major visible condition issues to note in raking or UV light. Framed to 23 x 27 inches.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    October
    15th Tuesday 10:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    October
    15th Tuesday
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    0 Days 8h 44m 15s
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    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 71001-71256) - 11:00 AM Central Time, Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
    (Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session.)

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    Additional Location Info:
    Heritage Auctions - Design District Showroom
    1518 Slocum Street
    Dallas, TX 75207

    Current Bid:
    $200,000
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