A manufacturing error has left a small lump under the paper covering over the hardcover board of this otherwise pristine new, unread copy. Thus a Near Mint copy of the massive commemorative catalog - a signed & numbered hardcover the size of an Artist Edition - for this Frazetta auction. The included works have never been reproduced better. Sold out at the auction house prior to the auction.
Most pieces are featured full page on the right with an enlargement and description on the left. If the piece is horizontal it is presented that way, utilizing the page size to best effect.
From the publisher:
Profiles in History is delighted to announce the sale of works featuring Frank Frazetta and others, from the collection of Doc Dave Winiewicz to be held in our California Gallery on 11 December 2015. Without question the largest offering of quality Frazetta material to ever come to market, this is a once in a lifetime chance to acquire some of the finest works Frazetta created which were painstakingly assembled with care, love and a critical eye by the foremost authority on Frazetta in the world. The sale will include an exciting assortment of renown paintings and drawings executed in oil, watercolor, ink and pencil from throughout the artist's career, plus signed material, books and other fine ephemera from the collection of the preeminent collector of Frank Frazetta material. Additionally, collectors will especially appreciate the limited edition oversized deluxe catalog that has been lovingly produced as a permanent record of both Frazetta's creative genius and Winiewicz's archival dedication. This offering is curated by long time Frazetta associate Rob Pistella.
Doc Dave Winiewicz about the auction:
"Great art has a special 'presence'. There is no other word that describes it better. Art engages us; its presence exerts a hold on us; it penetrates us and thoroughly enhances our lives.
"I have carefully chosen these art examples as the very best of their genre, the fruits of literally hundreds of deals. A better selection of drawings, sketches, and watercolors simply cannot be found. A collection is defined by its highlights and my collection is filled with extraordinary examples. I have always considered Frazetta to be the finest pen and ink artist who has ever lived. No one else comes close. I have argued this for decades in a multitude of published essays and books. That is why the emphasis of my collection is on the graphic side of Frazetta. I have always preferred a great drawing to an average painting. A lifetime of passion and energy and great sacrifice is tied into this collection. I have enjoyed these originals and preserved them for the next generation of collectors. With the coming Frazetta movies by Robert Rodriguez, the nonstop stream of books and projects, the endless Internet discussions, the legacy and interest in Frazetta will continue to grow.
"Frazetta original art remains a blue-chip investment and a window into one of the greatest creative geniuses that has ever had a place in art history. Quality is eternal. Enjoy the catalog!"
-200 page catalog, edition of 950 (numbered and signed by Joe Maddalena)
-Deluxe 10.5" x 14.5" hardbound cover
-Fully illustrated using high resolution imagery
-Printed on heavy matte archival paper
-Featuring the finest works of American Master Frank Frazetta
-Including Doc Dave Winiewicz's personal stories on each individual piece