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Exclusive: Robert Rodriguez Opening Museum of Frank Frazetta Art at SXSW

Heading to SXSW? Well, good for you, you lucky so-and-so! As if filling your belly with BBQ, beer, and all manner of uber-hip nerdiness wasn’t enough, we’re proud to exclusively announce that for a limited time only director Robert Rodriguez is opening a museum to display his impressive collection of Frank Frazetta artwork at SXSW. Go ahead and start scouring Craigslist for passes now — we’ll wait.

One of the most iconic fantasy artists in history, the Eisner Hall of Famer contributed art to classic works of fiction for Conan the Barbarian, Tarzan, John Carter of Mars, and countless others. With rare Frazetta works like “Death Dealer”, “Egyptian Queen”, “At the Earth’s Core”, “Conan”, and “Dark Kingdom” on display, you can bet your bottom dollar that it’ll be well worth your while. The gallery, which will be open to the public daily from March 8-16 from noon-8pm, is located at 920 Congress Ave. in Austin, TX, and will charge a $20 entrance fee which goes to benefit the Frazetta Estate’s preservation of art for a new Frank Frazetta museum.

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As if a boatload of Frank Frazetta originals wasn’t enough to get your blood boiling with excitment, the gallery will feature an original Sin City piece from Frank Miller, original paintings by New Pop Art icon Sebastian Krüger, and original art by legendary film poster artist Drew Struzan (including the original poster art for The Thing), amongst others.

Furthermore, the museum will boast a gallery of Sin City character self-portrait paintings from cast members Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lady Gaga, Rosario Dawson, and Josh Brolin, painted with Rodriguez and artist George Yepes during the making of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

Of the project, Rodriguez said in a press release, “This has to be the most kick ass museum in the world. 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 Kruger and Clete Shields.” He continued, “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.”

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Here’s a list of the Frank Frazetta artwork on display, as well as prints available for purchase:

Frank Frazetta Original Artwork On Display:
DEATH DEALER 1
FROM DUSK TIL DAWN
DARK KINGDOM
EGYPTIAN QUEEN
FIRE AND ICE
DEATH DEALER 2
SWAMP DEMON
AT EARTH’S CORE
CONAN MAN APE
A REQUIEM FOR SHARKS
NEANDERTHAL
FRANK FRAZETTA SELF PORTRAIT

Hand Numbered Giclee Prints Available for Purchase:

FIRE AND ICE
Size: 24 x 37”
Edition Size: 100, 50 prints available at SX event

FROM DUSK ‘TILL DAWN
Size: 24 x 32”
Edition Size: 100, 50 prints available at SX event

CONAN CHAINED
Size: 24 x 30”
Edition Size: 100, 50 prints available at SX event

DEATH DEALER
Size: 24 x 36”
Edition Size: 300, 50 prints available at SX event

MOOM MAID
Size: 24 x 31”
Edition Size: 200, 50 prints available at SX event

AT EARTH’S CORE
Size: 24 x 34”
Edition Size: 200, 50 prints available at SX event

CONAN THE BARBARIAN
Size: 24 x 34”
Edition Size: 300, 50 prints available at SX event

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Does this mean that Rodriguez will finally be moving forward with his long-awaited Fire and Ice? Here’s hoping that it’ll come sooner than Sin City 2 did. In the meantime, make your way on down to this museum and let us know about it in the comments below so I can live vicariously through your awesome life.

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