SF & Fantasy Art Auction

SF_FWJohn Betancourt of Wildside Press informs me that the late George Scithers’s (Hugo Award winning editor of Wierd Tales, Amazing Stories, Issac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine) personal art collection has been consigned to Worlds of Wonder.
They’ve listed the items on eBay, and feature original artwork and prints by people like George Barr, Frank Frazetta, Frank Kelly Freas, Tim Kirk, and others.
“There are a bunch of Conans, a Fafhrd & the Gray Mouser, magazine interiors, etc. A lot of stuff you’ll never see again.”
Try this LINK
You may have to page down a little to get to the SF & Fantasy art and collectables, as there are also a number of transportation-related works in the collection — such as Zepplins.
The auction is to raise money for his estate. George Scithers passed away April 19th of this year, at the age of 80.

Frank Frazetta dead at 82

Frank Frazetta
Frank Frazetta

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that fantasy artist Frank Frazetta passed away in a Florida hospital this morning, after suffering a stroke on Sunday; he was 82. For decades, Frazetta set the standard for fantasy illustrations, especially for the sword-and-sorcery sub-genre: his book covers and other artwork defined some literary characters, like Robert E. Howard’s Conan and Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan, almost as much as the the writings of the authors who created them.
Frazetta’s signature style (loincloth-clad men with rippling muscles and curvaceous women with bulging breasts) was immediately recognizable and hugely influential. Reading Howard’s Conan stories, one might or might not imagine Arnold Schwarzenegger in the role; after Frazetta’s illustrations, Schwarzenegger’s casting in CONAN THE BARBARIAN was almost inevitable.
Fire and Ice (1983)Although his artwork inspired many cinematic visions of sword-wielding heroes facing off against menacing wizards and monsters, Frazetta himself worked directly on only one film: FIRE AND ICE (1983), which Frazetta produced with director Ralph Bakshi, was an interesting if not entirely successful attempt to bring Frazetta’s work to the screen via rotoscope animation.