Memorable Disney animation cels & Frazetta art headline two Profiles in History auctions coming this week

Snow-WhiteA pair of auctions this week from Profiles in History will help get some iconic pieces of original art into collectors’ hands from some of the most-memorable works in pop culture history.

FantasiaUp first on Thursday (Dec. 10) is the Calabasas, Calif.-based company’s “Animation & Disneyana” sale, which will include 880 lots of artwork and Disney memorabilia ranging from retired ride vehicles to animation cels from classic films.

The top two pieces in the sale are original animation cels from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (above) and Lady and the Tramp (below). These pieces carry opening bids of $35,000 and $40,000 respectively and are estimated to command around $50,000 apiece when the final gavel falls. Several other pieces from memorable works, including Fantasia, are among the sale’s items as well as a pair of Charles Shulz Peanuts strips.

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You can browse the catalog for the auction right here.

And on the other end of the artistic spectrum …

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The fantasy art worlds of Tarzan, Conan, Flash Gordon and other iconic characters are part of “The Doc Dave Winiewicz Frazetta Collection” sale scheduled for Friday (Dec. 11).

Frazetta2This one includes 129 pieces with most of them by Frank Frazetta, a Hall of Famer in the comic art world who worked on books, record albums, movie posters and more during a career that spanned more than 50 years.

The two inked pieces seen here? They carry opening bids of $40,000 apiece and are expected to push as high as $60,000 each before the auction ends.

Also among the works are daily comic strips and self-portraits from Frazetta as well as smaller pieces from iconic artists Jack Kirby, Hal Ketcham and Al Williamson. To view this auction, click here.

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