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.


13 comments:

  1. The acoustics of your room have changed quite drastically in your newest video. My way of overstating the obvious! Have enjoyed your videos and this, for me, recently discovered blog. Good luck with everything.

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  2. I had to move the camera in closer so my empty walls would not be showcased. The trials and tribulations of amateur videography!

    I did master the art of adding a few additional frames to the vid.

    Dave

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  3. Hi Dave,
    Great to hear your viewpoint and stories about Frazetta, as always. I am curious about something that you have not addressed; WHY you are selling off nearly every Frazetta original you own, as well as all the other stuff. Especially considering you were best friends, and the emotional attachment that must be there to the art. Perhaps it is due to the typical reasons one detaches from material possessions as part of moving on in life… yet there must have been a lot of soul searching in this decision. Or you simply need the money? No need to explain right now, it may be awkward with the impending auction. At some point, maybe you can post about how and why you made this decision.

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  4. Actually I covered that in one of my videos. I promised my wife I would sell when I Turned 65. Well, I turned 65.
    And, yes, it is not easy. Massive change in life to have empty walls.
    Dave

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  5. Dave, get a paddle number and buy some back ! Actually thanks for answering this question as I too had wondered why you were selling. Of course it's no one's business but I appreciate the reply nonetheless.

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  6. This was an amazing speech! I seriously cannot thank you enough for putting this excellent videos, Dave! They are beyond inspiring since I'm studying art and Frazetta is my #1 artist and #1inspiration. That story about how he included a real life experience on one of his Johnny Comet strips is beyond amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful stories, Dave! Much respect!

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  7. Thank you, Adan!
    I appreciate the strong support!!

    Dave

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  8. Dave as usual your love for the man shows through. I hope one day you take the treasure trove of experiences and put them down on paper. The tale of the bully is an incredible example of what kind of person Frank was. My favorite artist forever. Good luck to you and yours in your retirement. All the Best
    Steve Baker

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  9. order the auction book and was shocked to see that a picture was censored while none others were. i felt cheated to an extent,..why? rebelartvigil@aol.com

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  10. A little off topic, but I don't know who to even ask. Have you seen the Frazetta silver statues by Heads or Tales Coin Company? Are they legit? Or is it a scam on Frazetta's good name?

    Jay
    scanner_jay@hotmail.com

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  11. Know nothing about it, sorry.

    Dave

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