Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"Last year, ... the lead guitarist for Metallica bought Mr. Frazetta’s cover artwork for ... 'Conan the Conqueror' for $1 million"

Comic book artist Frank Frazetta died on Monday, and Bruce Weber's NYT obituary includes, at the very end, an update on the family feud over his work:

"After [his wife's] death [last year], her children became embroiled in a custodial dispute over their father’s work, and in December, Frank Jr. was arrested on charges of breaking into the family museum and attempting to remove 90 paintings that had been insured for $20 million. In April, the family said the dispute over the paintings had been resolved, and the Monroe County, Pa., district attorney said he would drop the charges."