GALLERY 1 original art
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.
© The Art of Oliver Frey 2020
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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.
"You're just a slimy scumbag alien to be stamped on! Geddit!"
1319 — 30 x 46 cm (12 x 18 ins)
Published as a two-part poster in the April 1993 issue of Sega Force magazine #16; imagery drawing on Japanese animé movies such as Akira.
1331 — 23 x 28 cm (9 x 11 ins)
Painted for the cover of Commodore 64 magazine ZZAP!64 issue 88.
Street Fighter II & Streets of Rage II
1333 — 18 x 18 cm (7 x 7 ins)
In the early 1990s cover-mounted free gifts on games magazines were a constant sales gimmick. This was the cover of two mini-novels-in-one paperback for an issue of SEGA FORCE magazine.
UK £85 / EU £100 / US £120 / RoW £130 SOLD
Leather Kid Action Hero
1145 — 30 x 47 cm (12 x 18.5 ins)
Side one of a centrefold calendar poster featured in N-Force magazine #7, January 1993, painted in November 1992.
Martial Arts Action Hero
1144 — 30 x 47 cm (12 x 18.5 ins)
Side two of a centrefold calendar poster featured in N-Force magazine #7, January 1993, painted in November 1992. Both were intended to convey the thrill of fight-action games; shoot em ups and hand-to-hand combat.
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Playing Tips Book Cover
1251 — 28 x 23 cm (11 x 9 ins)
This was painted to be the front cover, back cover and spine of a playing tips booklet cover-mount, but on which magazine it was used and when has been lost in time… at least since 1993.
Bedrooms to Billions – the Playstation Years (underpainting)
1355 _ 45 x 33 cm (18 x 13 ins)
Pencil and ink wash on CRASH Micro Games Action layout paper for the full-color artwork for the documentary movie poster of the same name painted in 2017.
UK £80 / EU £95 / US £110 / RoW £120 SOLD