DescriptionFRANK KELLY FREAS (American 1922 - 2005)
Marauders of Gor, paperback cover, 1979
Acrylic on board
18 x 13 in.
Signed with a monograph lower right
This piece appeared as the cover to John Norman's novel, Marauders of Gor, DAW Books, 1975. This is volume 9 of The Chronicles of Counter-Earth, one of the bloodiest and most brutal entries in the series, as Tarl regains his honor on the battlefield in Torvaldsland.
"Physically crippled by a poisoned blade, mentally crippled by his loss of honor in the marshes of the Vosk Delta, abandoned by Telima, she who enslaved him in the marshes, now his love slave, despised by his true love Talena, Tarl sits alone in the dark in his great hall. Then comes news that Telima has be en brutally killed by a Kur, one of the savage race of intelligent beasts bent on conquering Gor. Tarl must overcome his infirmities to seek revenge and halt an all-out incursion of the savage Kurii."
A copy of the book is included in this lot.
This painting was reproduced on page 82 of Great Fantasy Art Themes From The Frank Collection by Jane and Howard Frank.
From the Frank Collection.
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000.
This piece has been matted and framed to an overall size of 26 x 21 in., and the art is in Excellent condition.
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