Frazetta 2016 - SXSW 2016 Gallery Event

The Gallery was open to the public from March 12-19 and only for limited time during SXSW. The Gallery was open in the exact same location as the previous year. Located: 920 Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78701. The experience at the Gallery was extraordinary for the visitors who were able to see the original and spectacular Frazetta’s world with his masterpieces, and discover the talented and interesting work of the artist. Frank Frazetta died in 2010 and he left an extraordinary legacy as a fiction artist, he was well known for his comic books, paperback book covers, paintings, posters, LP record album covers and other media.

"I'm extremely excited to host this very special event at South by Southwest, featuring mind-blowing art by my favorite artists and collaborators," said filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. "It's the only place in the world where you can see original Frank Frazetta art, 15 masterpiece paintings total, alongside original art by Frank Miller, Drew Struzan, Sebastian Kruger and Clete Shields. There's no other museum like this."

The curated collection of original art, included twelve masterwork paintings by iconic artist Frank Frazetta, including original paintings of CONAN THE BARBARIAN and DEATH DEALER. Considered to be the most influential fantasy artist in history, Frazetta contributed iconic artwork to classic works of fiction for Conan the Barbarian, Tarzan and John Carter of Mars among others. Other notable artwork being featured is artwork from the upcoming Rodriguez film "FIRE and ICE" based on the works of Frank Frazetta.


The gallery  featured an original SIN CITY masterpiece by FRANK MILLER, original art by DREW STRUZAN including his rendering of Sylvester Stallone for the movie poster FIRST BLOOD, and original poster art for THE THING. Original paintings by New Pop Art master SEBASTIAN KRÜGER including hyper real paintings of Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Danny Trejo. Bronzed art sculptures from CLETE SHIELDS. Shields' work has been commissioned by Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Robert Rodriguez and Samuel L. Jackson.


In addition, the gallery featured original movie props from Rodriguez's films and painted portraits of characters from Rodriguez's films between Rodriguez himself and his actors including paintings by Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Lady Gaga, Bruce Willis, and Joseph Gordon Levitt. There was also a selection of hand numbered giclée prints of Frazetta pieces photographed and printed by Robert Rodriguez  and they were available for purchase. Proceeds from the prints and merchandise benefited the preservation of Frank Frazetta's art.


Robert Rodriguez has been touring Frank Frazetta original art at Comic Con and Wizard Con to continue the wish of Frank Frazetta, a friend and collaborator of Robert's who always wanted audiences to see his paintings in person. The original Frazetta museum in upstate

The Rodriguez museum featured other world class artists Robert has also worked with and studied under over the years, with art that he's collected himself, and others that are on exclusive loan for this event. The FRANK FRAZETTA COLLECTION has an unprecedented amount of original masterpieces including new additions Moon Maid, Flash Gordon, Kubla Khan as well as Death Dealer 2, Egyptian Queen, At the Earth's Core, Conan Man Ape and Dark Kingdom, and a rare original painting Frazetta did for the movie FROM DUSK TIL DAWN among others, 15 original masterpiece paintings total.

The visitors were so excited with the incredible museum during SXSW 2016.

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