Fear is the Key - Renato Fratini, FRAMED original artwork, 1967
1967, acrylic on board,
40 cm wide x 34 cm tall
Alistair MacLean’s 1961 thriller was republished by Fontana Books in 1967. Fratini depicted the ‘steel jungle’ oil-platform setting of the novel on a choppy ocean. The story of revenge is expressed in the struggle of the couple in the foreground.
The artwork is sold with an original Fear is the Key paperback that features the Fratini illustration.
The original painting art board is approximately 40 cm wide x 34 cm tall. The artwork is float mounted on to conservation grade mountboard and presented in a white wooden box frame glazed with anti-reflective glass.