Saturday, December 5, 2015

Frazetta in New York Times today

The catalogs are long gone. All that remains is the auction itself.  Here is the ad that appears in the NY TIMES today. I cropped it to fit the display here.

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Essence Of Frazetta

This is my last video and I ask the question what piece represents the essence of Frazetta. There are many answers to this question. People see different things in different works. I can see a very legitimate argument being made for any Canaveral plate, or Conan oil, or Death Dealer, or the Cat Girl oil. Curious what your thoughts are. You have time to deliberate as you wait for your catalogs to be delivered.

There is a very interesting Frazetta story at the end. In a few places in the video I am glancing to my right. I am actually looking at my iphone clock timer trying to keep the video under twenty minutes. I just made it by 15 seconds! My secure digital card had a twenty minute limit. Whew! I wanted to get it all in one take.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Frazetta Catalogs Almost Gone!!

If you want a catalog, you better order rather quickly. They are close to selling out. Go to the PROFILES IN HISTORY web site to order.

I just got my advance copy. The book reflects all the expectations I had for it. It is a stunning presentation, engaging, and immersive. This is as close as one can get to actually approximate seeing the original art. This catalog will instantly become a collector's item. I cannot wait for Frazetta fans and connoisseurs to get this volume in their hands. It is worth every penny.

What an incredible labor of love this represents and the very finest tribute to the legacy of Frank Frazetta!!


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Frazetta Catalogs

The catalogs JUST came in from the binder. The first comment I heard was : "It's beautiful!"

I do not have a copy yet. Should be shipping very very soon.
Exciting times for Frazetta collectors!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Comments on Frazetta Erotic Images

As I promised, the images have been removed after a three day period. I had over a thousand views and countless positive comments. ONE person thought I was doing a disservice to the Frazetta family. What total nonsense. No one has done more to promote Frazetta's legacy for inclusion in art history. That takes intelligence and passion. I have been doing it for 35 years.  I have a legal right to show anything that I am selling. People must see things in order to buy them. This is only common sense.

Ellie Frazetta sold the supposedly racist cover to THUNDA 1 by giving it to an auction house. It was their cover image and made a lot of money for Ellie. Was she doing a disservice to the family? No, she was making money, doing business. Let us not be hypocrites here. The family sold the allegedly racist interior pages. Should they be blamed for tarnishing the legacy of Frank? No, of course not. Frank Frazetta loved this art. Everyone needs to understand that. Frank Jr. offers a portfolio of black natives on his web site. one is eating watermelon. Racist?  No, I think not. IT IS ART as visualized by Frank. These are beautifully drawn and beautifully colored. Is Frank Jr doing a disservice to the family? Absolutely not. He is exhibiting another facet of Frank's work.

Expand your horizons and see great art for what it is.


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Frazetta Canaveral Plates

This is a two-part video covering some of the major Canaveral plates. Sorry about the confusion about the actual total number of plates.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Frazetta Forgeries and Important News

A few things:
Please do not send me any Frazetta images to authenticate. I have been swamped with people showing me forgeries and it is not my place to be the ultimate decision maker. It takes time and I am not getting paid to do it. Let the buyer beware. THERE ARE MANY MANY forgeries out there at all levels, from sketch to illustration to painting. I am done with that, sorry. I had to shut down all my comment/messages because of the influx of nonsense.

The PROFILES IN AUCTION catalog will be mailed right around November 11. A last minute decision by the PROFILES attorneys prevented the Frazetta explicit erotic artworks from being displayed in the catalog. This is, of course, very disappointing. The cultural climate is different here than in, let us say, Europe. In Europe all the auction catalogs are filled with erotic art. We still have this strong puritanical streak that essentially amounts to censorship. What I have decided to do is post all those images on this site next Thursday for a period of three days. I have to watermark the images. The internet is a vast toilet and there are people who will uprez any image and start selling prints even though they have no rights to do so. Uprez software like Genuine Fractals does wonders. Watermarking makes that a little more difficult. So please mark the time and I will get the images up.

Thank you!


Monday, October 26, 2015

PRESS photos from Frazetta Auction Catalog

Here is a little sneak peek at the printing house. The catalog is scheduled to be mailed on November 11.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


One video will be auto-loaded each week:
I will have very limited internet, if at all, for next week.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Frazetta Catalog ONLINE!!!

The digital version of the PROFILES IN HISTORY auction catalog is now online: You might have to cut and paste this into your browser.

There are no reserves. The estimates are quite reasonable. The quality of the art will determine the final value of the art in the marketplace.

Enjoy the catalog!

The hardbound catalog will be out in early November and it is selling quite well. Many collectors are buying two with the expectation that this will become a collector's item in the future. For the true Frazetta connoisseur this catalog is a necessity!!


Saturday, October 17, 2015

A Few Choice Frazetta Selections

A few selections from the wall. Everything is, of course, long gone. My walls are bare. My apologies for the shaky and jiggly video. It was impossible for me to hold the camera still and talk at the same time. One man operation!
Enjoy it anyway!

Frazetta Catalog Covers

These are the final version front and back covers for the forthcoming PROFILES IN HISTORY catalog. I have seen the final proofs and this catalog will simply be the finest auction catalog ever seen. Many people have poured their heart and soul into this project including Joe Maddalena, the owner and the person with the vision to initiate this project, and the other catalog specialists: Joe Moe, Lou Bustamante. Julie Gauvin, Rob Pistella, Marc, Brian....what a dedicated crew. My hat is off to all of them. This was a collective labor of love.

The catalog will establish a new standard of excellence in the field. It is currently at the printer and should be available in early November. Oversize, 200 pages, archival paper, and all imagery scanned directly from the original art. A first!  No transparencies or slides needed. An amazing direct experience of art from page to brain!! This catalog WILL become a collector's item in itself.

The collection will be online next week. I will be posting quick three part video showcasing a few more highlights. After that I will post some more individual videos about other major originals, the Canaveral covers, The Black Nazgul, The Pteradactyls, and the Lion Queen.



Thursday, October 15, 2015


A new video about the history and importance of this amazing two page comic book story. My next video will be a three part video just showing selections from my walls. Of course, all the art is long gone off my walls so please do not ask me to sell you something before the auction. I have nothing left to sell!!

Remember to adjust the screen to the highest quality or the video will be blurry.


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Frazetta's WINDBLOWN pencil Masterpiece

I apologize for the lapse in production quality. The camera dropped down on the tripod while filming. Also, the white balance shifted in the early portion of the talk. I have no idea why that would happen. I will clean up my act in the remaining vids. The message is still there, however, Enjoy the video!!


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Frazetta Lord of The Savage Jungle Canaveral Plate

I was able to upload an HD video this time so the quality is a bit better. I will attempt to upload a new video each week until we get to the PROFILES IN HISTORY auction on December 11. I am simply providing an unrehearsed and very spontaneous overview of some of the key pieces in this auction. I have a very large number of "foundational" pieces so I will not be able to cover everything.

Enjoy these few minutes!

Doc Dave

Monday, September 28, 2015

Frazetta Thoughts

I got out my camera and set it up on a tripod, adjusted the light and sound, then stepped in front of it to say a few words about Frazetta. Everything is spontaneous and rather heartfelt. If people like this I might do a few more on selected Frazetta topics. I hope it works properly. This is the first time I used the new uploading device on this site.



Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Frazetta Auction Update

Please check the PROFILES IN HISTORY web site for current details about ordering catalogs
The auction will be held on December 11. There will be exhibits in New York and Los Angeles prior to the auction.
The catalog is shaping up to be simply sensational. It will be hardbound and oversize. In over forty years of getting auction catalogs of every size, shape, and quality, this one will be the best and will showcase the extreme quality present in this collection.

Thank you!


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Frazetta Auction

The time has arrived. I will be selling my collection in December through the PROFILES IN HISTORY auction house. There are many extraordinary examples that will be offered. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bid in a once-in-a-lifetime collection. I have passionately and lovingly assembled these originals over the past fifty years and have always collected with an eye to quality, not nostalgia, fad, or the moment's fashionable artist. Frazetta is and will always be a part of art history.

There will be a luxury oversized hardbound catalog for this auction. I will write the descriptions and provide background stories where appropriate. The catalog will be unique in the narrative context that is provided for the art. The collection will also include inscribed books, photographs, portfolios, paperbacks, books, and a near complete set of Frazetta fanzines from the past forty years. In short, it will be a treasure trove of Frazetta goodness.

The announcement is being made official today at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con. I will update this site with more information as I get it. This is just the start of the process. Do not ask about individual pieces just yet. Much that is in these blog pages will be for auction.

Start saving your pennies! Once these originals are sold I doubt if you will see them again for a long time. Fair warning has been given!