the fantasy art of Oliver Frey
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Mick & Mack, Gladiators For the World
1068 — 21 x 30 cm (8 x 11.5 ins)
Commissioned by Virgin Interactive as artwork for the box design for a game sponsored by the restaurant chain with the big M logo, it was eventually replaced by a different version. A few years later it appeared on the cover of Sega Force magazine #15.
UK £525 / EU £545 / US £555 / RoW £565
1178 — 30 x 47 cm (12 x 18.5 ins)
Promotional art for the collection of Europress-Impact Magazines, which appeared in Computer Trade Weekly newspaper, 8 March 1993.
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Football Heroes 1996
1147 — 33 x 47 cm (13 x 18.8 ins)
A montage of Premier League stars intended as a paled-down background to a hardback football yearbook's dust jacket.
Football Heroes 1998
1148 — 27 x 34 cm (10.5 x 13.5 ins)
A montage of Premier League stars intended as a paled-down background to a hardback football yearbook's frontispiece.
Imagination in the Game #2
1316 — 30 x 43 cm (12 x 17 ins)
In the second back-to-back centrefold calendar poster for Amiga Force magazine #2 (January-February 1993), Frey settled on a Ryu-like (or Mortal Kombat-like) hero as the imaginary advisor. This calendar carried the months July to December.
Magellan Navigates the Strait in 1520
1324 — 67 x 45 cm 26 x 18 ins)
Painted in March 1978, this rare and atmospheric piece of early Oliver Frey illustration was produced for a spread (pages 10–11) in the IPC magazine Look & Learn's issue of 29 April 1978. It was also used as a frontispiece in the Thalamus Publishing title The Fantasy Art of Oliver Frey, where it was incorrectly captioned as being Vasco da Gama rounding the Horn.
UK £650 / EU £680 / US £690 / RoW £700
Columbus Lands on Guanahani in 1492
1323 — 67 x 45 cm 26 x 18 ins)
Painted in February 1978, this rare piece of early Oliver Frey illustration was produced for a spread (pages 10–11) in the IPC magazine Look & Learn's issue of 1 April 1978. It was also used as a frontispiece in the Thalamus Publishing title Historical Atlas of Explorations (also Checkmark Books, USA).
Blackbeard's Last Stand
1325 — 31 x 43 cm 12 x 17 ins)
Painted in 1999, this depicts the pirate Edward Teach (Blackbeard) confronted by Lieutenant Maynard aboard Blackbeard's ship Queen Anne's Revenge. It was painted as the cover image of the Thalamus Publishing/Lyons Press (USA) book The History of Pirates.