Thursday, October 29, 2015

Frazetta Forgeries and Important News

A few things:
Please do not send me any Frazetta images to authenticate. I have been swamped with people showing me forgeries and it is not my place to be the ultimate decision maker. It takes time and I am not getting paid to do it. Let the buyer beware. THERE ARE MANY MANY forgeries out there at all levels, from sketch to illustration to painting. I am done with that, sorry. I had to shut down all my comment/messages because of the influx of nonsense.

The PROFILES IN AUCTION catalog will be mailed right around November 11. A last minute decision by the PROFILES attorneys prevented the Frazetta explicit erotic artworks from being displayed in the catalog. This is, of course, very disappointing. The cultural climate is different here than in, let us say, Europe. In Europe all the auction catalogs are filled with erotic art. We still have this strong puritanical streak that essentially amounts to censorship. What I have decided to do is post all those images on this site next Thursday for a period of three days. I have to watermark the images. The internet is a vast toilet and there are people who will uprez any image and start selling prints even though they have no rights to do so. Uprez software like Genuine Fractals does wonders. Watermarking makes that a little more difficult. So please mark the time and I will get the images up.

Thank you!


Monday, October 26, 2015

PRESS photos from Frazetta Auction Catalog

Here is a little sneak peek at the printing house. The catalog is scheduled to be mailed on November 11.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


One video will be auto-loaded each week:
I will have very limited internet, if at all, for next week.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Frazetta Catalog ONLINE!!!

The digital version of the PROFILES IN HISTORY auction catalog is now online: You might have to cut and paste this into your browser.

There are no reserves. The estimates are quite reasonable. The quality of the art will determine the final value of the art in the marketplace.

Enjoy the catalog!

The hardbound catalog will be out in early November and it is selling quite well. Many collectors are buying two with the expectation that this will become a collector's item in the future. For the true Frazetta connoisseur this catalog is a necessity!!


Saturday, October 17, 2015

A Few Choice Frazetta Selections

A few selections from the wall. Everything is, of course, long gone. My walls are bare. My apologies for the shaky and jiggly video. It was impossible for me to hold the camera still and talk at the same time. One man operation!
Enjoy it anyway!

Frazetta Catalog Covers

These are the final version front and back covers for the forthcoming PROFILES IN HISTORY catalog. I have seen the final proofs and this catalog will simply be the finest auction catalog ever seen. Many people have poured their heart and soul into this project including Joe Maddalena, the owner and the person with the vision to initiate this project, and the other catalog specialists: Joe Moe, Lou Bustamante. Julie Gauvin, Rob Pistella, Marc, Brian....what a dedicated crew. My hat is off to all of them. This was a collective labor of love.

The catalog will establish a new standard of excellence in the field. It is currently at the printer and should be available in early November. Oversize, 200 pages, archival paper, and all imagery scanned directly from the original art. A first!  No transparencies or slides needed. An amazing direct experience of art from page to brain!! This catalog WILL become a collector's item in itself.

The collection will be online next week. I will be posting quick three part video showcasing a few more highlights. After that I will post some more individual videos about other major originals, the Canaveral covers, The Black Nazgul, The Pteradactyls, and the Lion Queen.



Thursday, October 15, 2015


A new video about the history and importance of this amazing two page comic book story. My next video will be a three part video just showing selections from my walls. Of course, all the art is long gone off my walls so please do not ask me to sell you something before the auction. I have nothing left to sell!!

Remember to adjust the screen to the highest quality or the video will be blurry.


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Frazetta's WINDBLOWN pencil Masterpiece

I apologize for the lapse in production quality. The camera dropped down on the tripod while filming. Also, the white balance shifted in the early portion of the talk. I have no idea why that would happen. I will clean up my act in the remaining vids. The message is still there, however, Enjoy the video!!


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Frazetta Lord of The Savage Jungle Canaveral Plate

I was able to upload an HD video this time so the quality is a bit better. I will attempt to upload a new video each week until we get to the PROFILES IN HISTORY auction on December 11. I am simply providing an unrehearsed and very spontaneous overview of some of the key pieces in this auction. I have a very large number of "foundational" pieces so I will not be able to cover everything.

Enjoy these few minutes!

Doc Dave