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Frank Frazetta (born Frank Frazzetta /frəˈzɛtə/; February 9, 1928 – May 10, 2010) was an American fantasy  and science fiction artist, noted for comic books, paperback book covers, paintings, posters, LP record album covers and other media. He is often referred to as the “Godfather” of fantasy art, and one of the most renowned illustrators of the 20th century. He was also the subject of a 2003 documentary Painting with Fire.

Below is a recent realized price for a piece of Frank Frazetta fantasy novel cover art. We at Nate D. Sanders Auctions can obtain up to this amount or more for you:

Frank Frazetta Fantasy Novel Cover Art. Sold for over $125,000.

Here is an example of the cover of The Lost Continent:

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Nate D. Sanders Auctions has sold the following items: 

Karl Bodmer Prince of Wied’s Travels in the Interior

Stunningly beautiful collection of 81 hand-colored aquatints by the Swiss artist Karl Bodmer, a complete collection from the illustrated travelogue, “Prince of Wied’s Travels in the Interior of North America”. Bodmer, who journeyed with the German Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied from 1833-34 along the Missouri River, produced what is considered the best depictions of the indigenous peoples and landscapes during the frontier era, an America then still unspoiled by western migration. Of the Native American tribes of the Great Plains that they encountered, Bodmer’s depictions of the Blackfeet and Mandan tribes are especially important as the populations of these tribes were greatly affected by the smallpox epidemic of 1837, thus making Bodmer’s work the last visual testament to their culture.

Prince Max, as he was called, chose Bodmer to accompany him on the expedition along the Missouri River to visually depict the scenes that the Prince would write about. The result is this collection: three volumes of text by the Prince and two volumes of aquatints by Bodmer, in the first Paris edition published by Chez Arthus Bertrand, 1840-43 (“Voyage dans l’interieur de l’Amerique du Nord”). Text volumes in French also include 37 wood-engraved illustrations, only lacking the map in completeness. The two complete volumes of illustrations include the large folio volume with 48 oversized hand-colored aquatints measuring approximately 24.5″ x 18″, and the quarto volume with 33 hand-colored aquatints measuring approximately 12.5″ x 10.25″. The complete set of 81 aquatints is magnificent in their display, a time capsule with their hand-coloring evoking the sense of awe and discovery of the expedition. All volumes are bound in half black morocco and blue paper-covered boards with gilt accenting, and with black morocco labels to illustrated volumes. Minor handling wear to volumes, with a few small repaired tears to plates, some plates supplied with variance to margins, minute toning and foxing, a few plates beginning to separate from binding. Overall a very good plus set with excellent display quality. Sold for $175,000.

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Norman Rockwell Oil on Canvas Painting of Richard Nixon — The National Portrait Gallery Study for ”Mr. President (Richard Nixon)”, Painted in 1968

Norman Rockwell oil on canvas painting of Richard Nixon, signed ”Norman / Rockwell” at lower right. Painting is the study for ”Mr. President (Richard Nixon)”, which resides in the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, and was published in the 4 February 1969 issue of ”Look” magazine, captioned ”Weighed, yet buoyed, by the American past and present, Richard M. Nixon, 37th President, faces the future in this Rockwell portrait”.

Rockwell painted this study in late 1968 of then President-Elect Richard Nixon, a man whose portrait he found ”elusive” but whose features here are unmistakenly Nixon, revealing at the same time both the guardedness and warmth of the 37th President. As the premiere portraitist of the 20th century, one would expect no less from Rockwell. Oil on canvas measures 14” x 11”. Provenance is from Judy Goffman Fine Art of New York, and then subsequently the Charles E. Sigety Collection. Exhibited at the Mississippi Museum of Art in ”Norman Rockwell: The Great American Storyteller” from 2 March-15 May 1988, no. 64. Painting is in very good condition, with a stretcher bar mark along upper edge. Wax lined, with no inpainting. Sold for $125,000.

Michael Whelan book cover acrylic on board art painting
Norman Rockwell Oil on Canvas Painting of Richard Nixon. Click to enlarge

Jessie Willcox Smith Original Cover Art for ”Good Housekeeping” From November 1920 Entitled ”We Give Thee Thanks”

Beloved American illustrator, Jessie Willcox Smith original cover art for the November 1920 issue of ”Good Housekeeping” as well as the April 1922 issue of the UK edition, entitled ”We Give Thee Thanks”. Mixed media on illustration board measures 18.25” x 19”, showing two children praying before their meal. Signed ”Jessie Willcox Smith” at lower right. Artwork is one of Willcox Smith’s most memorable pieces, with limited edition lithographs even being made of it, a quintessential example of her work featuring two gently postured children in a moment of gratitude and familial warmth.

Jessie Willcox Smith was the exclusive cover artist for ”Good Housekeeping” from 1917-1933, and was the second woman inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame, followed shortly thereafter by Elizabeth Shippen Green and Violet Oakley, fellow members of the Red Rose Girls, a group of female artists who flourished during the Golden Age of Illustration. Very good condition with no restoration apparent under blacklight. Artwork was given to Anne Champe Orr, the needlework editor for ”Good Housekeeping”, and then by descent to consignor. Sold for $82,500.

Jessie Willcox Smith Original Cover Art for ”Good Housekeeping” From November 1920 Entitled ”We Give Thee Thanks”. Click to enlarge.

Dean Ellis Painting Commissioned for the Cover of Ray Bradbury’s Book ”The Illustrated Man” — From the Bradbury Estate

Artist Dean Ellis original ”Red Illustrated Man” painting commissioned for the cover art of Ray Bradbury’s ”The Illustrated Man”. Ellis’ depiction was used for the cover of the Bantam Books 1969 paperback edition of ”The Illustrated Man”. Composed in casein on illustration board. Painting measures 17” x 26.5” and is framed to an overall size of 26” x 35”. Near fine condition. With a COA from the Ray Bradbury estate. Sold for $45,894.

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Dean Ellis Painting Commissioned for the Cover of Ray Bradbury’s Book ”The Illustrated Man”. Click to enlarge.

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Charles Addams Signed Painting Personally Owned by Ray Bradbury — Selected to Become the Cover of Bradbury’s Book, ”From the Dust Returned”

”Addams Family” cartoonist and creator Charles Addams original 1946 painting personally owned by Ray Bradbury. True to Addams’ whimsical and macabre tone, painting depicts a landscape scene at twilight with a Gothic mansion overlooking a shore, and with ghoulish creatures and spirits ascending towards the house. Signed, ”Chas Adams” at upper right. Mixed media on illustration board was selected to be the cover image for Bradbury’s book, ”From the Dust Returned”, which was released in 2001. Painting measures 17” x 12” and is matted and framed to an overall size of 24” x 19”. Chip to frame, otherwise near fine. With a COA from the Ray Bradbury estate. Sold for $25,000.

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Charles Addams Signed Painting Personally Owned by Ray Bradbury — Selected to Become the Cover of Bradbury’s Book, ”From the Dust Returned”. Click to enlarge.

Ludwig Bemelmans Painting for ”Madeline and the Bad Hat” — Gorgeous & Vivid Painting Measures 31.75” x 19”

Ludwig Bemelmans painting for his ”Madeline” series of children’s books, illustrating a scene here for ”Madeline and the Bad Hat”. Rendered in mixed media on board, signed ”Bemelmans” at lower right. Painting measures 31.75” x 19”, with vividly rich colors. Back of board is stamped by the Hammer Galleries, who originally sold Bemelmans’ work for him, with an additional stamp reading ”Sketch for MADELINE And the Bad Hat by LUDWIG BEMELMANS”. Additional provenance includes sale by the Lenox Hill Neighborhood Association, Inc. in its 16 January 1987 auction. With frame, painting measures 40.5” x 28.5”. Some toning to board consistent in color with the scene, support for painting is bowed, and a small amount of surface cracking on the water. Overall in very good plus condition. Sold for $28,000.

Michael Whelan book cover acrylic on board art painting
Ludwig Bemelmans Painting for ”Madeline and the Bad Hat”. Click to enlarge.

Ray Bradbury Personally Owned Oil Painting, Titled ”Carnival” by Joseph Mugnaini — The Very First Mugnaini Painting Purchased by Bradbury & Which Ignited Their Professional Collaboration

Art by Joseph Mugnaini from the personal collection of Ray Bradbury, and indeed the painting which began the collaboration between the two creative men. Painting known as both ”Carnival” and “Caravan” is a nighttime scene depicting a train perched precariously high, filled with faceless figures, their arms raised in apparent cheering, waving pennant-style flags. The carnival theme is inextricable from Bradbury’s work, serving not only as the setting of his famous novel, ”Something Wicked This Way Comes”, but also as his inspiration to become a writer; Bradbury credits his interaction as a child with a carnival magician named ”Mr. Electrico”, who told him to ”Live Forever!”, as the impetus for his writing career. Painting, composed in oil on board, is circa 1952. Measures approximately 31” x 25”, matted and framed to an overall size of 36” x 30”. Frame shows wear but art appears near fine. With a COA from the Ray Bradbury estate. Sold for $23,153.

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Ray Bradbury Personally Owned Oil Painting, Titled ”Carnival” by Joseph Mugnaini. Click to enlarge.

Robert Watson Painting Entitled ”The Martian Chronicles” — Used for the Cover Art of the 1953 Second Edition — Painting Owned by Ray Bradbury

Robert Watson painting entitled ”The Martian Chronicles”, as the artist provided this cover art for the book’s second edition, printed in 1953. Signed ”R. Watson” in paint at lower left, oil on canvas painting depicts a solitary human being, surrounded by decaying structural columns on a desolate landscape; this piece exactly matches the cover of the 1953 edition, with the exception that the book has a red background. With the artist’s name, painting title and ”Collection of Ray Bradbury” handwritten to verso. Painting measures 14” x 18”. Minor scratch to front, else near fine. With a COA from the estate of Ray Bradbury. Sold for $22,986.

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Robert Watson Painting Entitled ”The Martian Chronicles” — Used for the Cover Art of the 1953 Second Edition — Painting Owned by Ray Bradbury. Click to enlarge

Hal Foster ”Prince Valiant” Strip — Twice-Signed and Inscribed to Ray Bradbury — From the Bradbury Estate

Original Hal Foster ”Prince Valiant in the Days of King Arthur” seven-panel strip, twice-signed and inscribed to famed novelist Ray Bradbury. Dated 5 January 1947, strip features Prince Valiant, his wife, Aleta, Queen of the Misty Isles, and Earl Jon amid a classic Arthurian feast. True to Foster’s iconic form, strip is intricately detailed and does not employ word balloons, instead narrated in captions positioned at the bottom of panels. Second frame is signed and inscribed, ”To Ray Bradbury / With My Best Wishes / Hal Foster” and last frame is signed ”Hal Foster”. With a King Features Syndicate copyright to lower edge. Strip measures 27.5” x 34.5”, stapled to a backboard measuring 28” x 44”. Wear mostly confined to margins, including tape residue and toning. With a COA from the Ray Bradbury estate.  Sold for $21,175.

Hal Foster ”Prince Valiant” Strip . Click to enlarge.

Beautiful, Original Artwork by Marc Chagall in His Book, ”Peintre Sous un Arbre” Signed

Original art hand-rendered art on a Marc Chagall signed book on the frontispiece of his book “Marc Chagall de Draeger,” published by Draeger-Vilo: Paris: 1979. The great modernist employs wax crayon, pen, brush and India ink to execute a work directly onto the frontispiece. He inscribes the page opposite: “Pour Ingrid et Alfred en bon souvenir Chagall”. Dated 1979 to the lower left. The drawing’s stark black birds alighting in the tree provide a quintessential example of Chagall’s use of color to create movement in a piece. One of the ultimate Marc Chagall book s to collect.  Measures 11.75″ x 11″. Near fine. With provenance from Christie’s. Sold for $10,000.

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