Anyone even remotely interested in amazing things will no doubt be familiar with the badassness of Frank Frazetta, whose iconic artwork helped redefine the sword-and-sorcery genre while influencing a countless number of artists, filmmakers and fans over the course of decades. After Frazetta passed away in 2010, friend and collaborator Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City
) took it upon himself to fulfill Frazetta's desire to display his work so that fans would have a chance to see it in person. Enter: The Robert Rodriguez Museum, which is currently running an exhibition called "The Frank Frazetta Collection"
in Austin during the SXSW Festival.
In honor of the exhibit, which runs from Saturday, March 8-16 from Noon-8 p.m. CST, we're excited to give away a screen print of Frazetta's legendary "Death Dealer," an image so beloved and influential it's spawned everything from novels and statues to comic books and album covers.
Check it out below. To win, just leave a comment telling us why you love Frank Frazetta by Sunday, March 16, and we'll pick a random winner. U.S. residents only please, and you need to be at least 18 years of age.
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The Frazetta exhibit is just part of what Rodriguez has curated over in Austin. As he describes below, fans will get to see so much more.
“This has to be the most kick-ass museum in the world,” said filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. “For one, it’s the only place you can see original Frank Frazetta art, 12 masterpiece paintings total, alongside original art by Frank Miller, Drew Struzan, Sebastian Krüger and Clete Shields. Throw in character paintings by the cast of Sin City 2 and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, and you will never see anything like this event anywhere, in any museum. I’m very excited to be showcasing this mind-blowing art by my favorite artists and collaborators in Austin.”
This is probably one of the coolest pieces of art we've ever given away on the site, so definitely comment away. And if you're in Austin for SXSW, check out the exhibit at Rodriguez' museum through Sunday, March 16.
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