Friday, January 21, 2011
Auction records: Frank Frazetta’s original art for 1974 edition of Edgar Rice Burroughs's The Mastermind of Mars
Frank Frazetta – Original art for Mastermind of Mars (Doubleday, 1974). Offering a rare look inside the laboratory of Ras Thavas, one of the foremost scientific geniuses of Barsoom, Frazetta succeeds in rendering another minor masterpiece. Originally published as the frontispiece to the Doubleday edition of The Mastermind of Mars, this richly textured work is at once amazingly subtle and starkly powerful, revealing the full depths of Frazetta's prodigious talents. The caption that ran with this illustration reads, "An attendant appeared bearing the body of the beautiful girl." Signed by the artist in the upper right, this piece has an approximate image area of 8" x 10.5" and is in excellent condition. A wonderful piece for any fan of Frazetta, Burroughs, or great illustrative art in general.
Date: March 7, 2003