Frank Frazetta art price guide
When an artist most famous for painting comic book covers has a piece which breaks the $5m barrier, you know their work is something special. Finding an original Frazetta piece is a potential goldmine.
A lot! Frazetta has broken free of cult status and is now legendary in the world of comic book art. Not too many artists have had original art in the seven figures bracket (at least not yet).
Even the comic books he worked on can be very valuable.
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RECORD SALE! Egyptian Queen Frank Frazetta art sold for $5,400,000
After the Fox sold for $33,460
A Princess of Mars sold for $1,200,000
At the Earth's Core sold for $1,075,000
Barbarian Drawing sold for $4,780
Creepy 17 Cover Art sold for $264,000
Crime Suspense Stories #17 Page 2 sold for $9,560
Death Dealer IV sold for $21,600
Devil Rider sold for $41,825
Dracula sold for $11,950
Durango Kid #2 Page 6 sold for $10,200
Famous Funnies #213 sold for $100,625
Fire and Ice sold for $78,000
Jungle Girl Frank Frazetta art sold for $4,560
Marie Windsor and Film Noir Montage sold for $7,200
Native America sold for $7,800
Nude with Alligator Frank Frazetta art sold for $5,975
Outlaw World sold for $408,000
Shock Illustrated 4 sold for $22,800
Tarzan and Jane sold for $66,000
Tarzan and the Lost Empire sold for $4,600
Tarzan at the Earth's Core Frank Frazetta art sold for $4,600
The Efficiency Expert sold for $19,120
Thuvia Maid of Mars Frank Frazetta art sold for $21,510
Tim Holt 17 sold for $71,100
Frank Frazetta began working In the comic book industry in 1944 after taking a job in Bernard Baily’s studio, aiding with pencil clean-ups. From there he acquired a spot helping ink the comic Snowman, an eight-page story within a one-shot comic entitled Tally-Ho, published by Swappers Quarterly and Almanac/Baily Publishing Company.
Frazetta would receive his first credited work in 1946 after he penciled and inked two pieces in Treasure Comics #7 for Prize Comics. The first, titled Know Your America was his first solo work and the second piece, a single page called Ahoy! Enemy Ship! featured his first original character known as Capt. Kidd Jr.
In 1947, Frazetta left to take a job with Standard Comics. Some of the themes in Frazetta’s work were the benefits of prayer and demonizing the use of drugs told through stories of war and romance. He also frequently did celebrity stories such as a biography of Bert Lancaster.
In the 1960’s Franzetta branched out into promotional posters for movies like What’s New Pussycat as well as paperback covers. He reimagined a new visual depiction of the Conan the Barbarian character which popularized a whole new aesthetic for artists amongst the Sword and Sorcery genre.
Frazetta’s medium of choice was oil paints however he would use watercolours, pencil and ink as well. He was a prominent contributor of cover art for horror and war stories by Warren Publishing, creating for series such as Creepy, Vampirella, Blazing Combat and Eerie.
In 1995, Frazetta was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and then into The Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1998. He was also inducted in the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1999 and awarded the Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Conversion in 2001.
Following his death in 2010, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2014 and finally the Album Cover Hall of Fame in 2016.