Thursday, February 15, 2018

FRAZETTA'S TREE OF DEATH


Currently at auction is another one of Frazetta's breathtaking images, this one titled, "Tree of Death". Painted in 1970, it was finally used in 1973 for the cover of  the second FLASHING SWORDS Sword and Sorcery anthology. The current bid for this Frazetta stunner is $70,000.


Frank Frazetta "Tree of Death" Painting Original Art (1970). As amazing in its layout as it is for the subject matter, this incredible painting by legendary master painter Frank Frazetta features a sinewy barbarian rescuing a wizard from a horrific tree hell-bent on having a magical lunch! Three years after it was painted, it was used as the cover for the paperback Flashing Swords #2 published by Nelson Doubleday. It was also used for a poster print in 1980 and later appeared in a Frazetta art book; yet, many hard-core Frazetta fans have never even seen this one before. The oil on board painting has an image area of 15.75" x 19.5" in the ornate 22.5" x 26.5" open-front wooden frame. It is signed and dated in the lower right of the image area. In Excellent condition.


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