Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Frazetta Family Issues

I would encourage everyone to watch the repeat of this show on the Fox Business Channel this evening. It is very well done and gives a nice overview of the issues with the Frazetta Estate. The show is entitled STRANGE INHERITANCE.

15 comments:

  1. If anyone knows how to view this show after it's aired and without cable, I'd really like to know. Paying to watch isn't an issue, you'd think a station with "Business" in their name would understand some people are willing to pay to watch things.

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    1. It's Fox, man. The dimwits of news and media.

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  2. Thank you for "heads up" about the show. I saw it and was curious about the collection of artwork and museum. As the collection has been divided into 4 parts, are the pieces still in the museum? The Frank Jr site (frazettamuseum.com) doesn't mention or show what is still there. And did Frank Jr "buy out" the others for the estate property?
    Any clarification would be appreciated. Thanks.

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  3. The museum is only exhibiting Frank Jr's collection, which represents one-fourth of the oils. The other kids retain the private possession of their oils.

    DocDave

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  4. As you know, some of the key pieces have been sold off: two Conan paintings, the cover art to Weird-Science Fantasy 29, the "Golden Girl" watercolor, the Buck Rogers covers for Famous Funnies, the "Nina" strips, etc. None of the four have these any more. Very sad.

    Chris A.

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  5. Yes, indeed! I am so happy I had so much time to see these originals over the course of 25 years. Frank allowed me to take many pieces home so I could live with them a bit. A very great and generous man!

    DAVE

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    1. Hi Dave, just wanted to say I have recently stumbled upon your blog and have been reading every past article religiously. Seriously appreciate what you have been doing. It is absolutely fantastic. The sentimental value of also reading some of your jovial meetings with Frank could be a book in its self! Thank you Dave.

      Joe.

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  6. Thanks, Joe. I appreciate your comments. This whole site has been a labor of love over the years.

    Dave

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  7. Good Morning Dave,

    I recently acquired a piece that appears to be by the one and only Frank Frazetta. I was unable to find any information on the piece, but the style and artistry are so clearly that of Mr. Frazetta. I was wondering if you had any information on the piece or any other "unused" posters he may have worked on. I also acquired a silly comic-style piece for An Extraordinary Seaman, but it does not appear to be in his style. Any help is greatly appreciated!

    https://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s132/Oliade677/Mobile%20Uploads/5AC70EF7-BB3E-4229-86D2-36645645CCBC.jpg

    -Adrian

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  8. Nope, never saw this or have seen any studies for it. I would doubt if it is by Frank.

    Sorry, but cannot help any further than that.

    Dave

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  9. Interesting. Did you have any information on the poster for the film Billie? That was another unused piece by Mr. Frazetta. Considering the fact that he worked on a number of MGM films, including at least one unused piece, it seems possible this could be his work.

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  10. Billie was a long known piece by Frazetta and well-known to most longtime Frazetta collectors. I have been through all of Frank's sketchbooks and never came across a single study for the piece you show. It is an ambitious piece in the Frazetta style. Also, I think Frank signed just about every major poster piece. This is unsigned. At this point I would be very surprised if unknown Frazetta poster art emerges. Anything is possible, of course.

    Dave

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  11. Without giving away much information, it is very likely I will come across preliminary work for the piece I linked to above. Perhaps that is why there are no signs in his sketchbooks. In any case, I will follow up with any additional information. I truly appreciate your input.

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  12. Hi Doc Dave, thought you might be interested in the latest. I reached out to Drew Friedman for his opinion, and he seemed to accept it as Frank's work. Frank's official publisher also reached out and asked for a high res image to add to the next book. Does that have any impact on your opinion?

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  13. Very tough, if not impossible, to make an accurate determination from a computer image. Time will tell.

    Dave

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