Conan the Destroyer (painting)

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The Destroyer [1]
an image of Frazetta's painting The Destroyer
The Destroyer.
ArtistFrank Frazetta
MediumOil on canvas

The Destroyer is a 1971 painting by American artist Frank Frazetta. Notwithstanding the prolific use of the word "Conan" that's been attached to Frazetta's work for many years, none of his paintings bear the "Conan" name.[2] The painting depicts Conan the Barbarian in the act of swinging an axe with dead warriors around him.


On July 23, 2010, Conan the Destroyer sold for US$1.5 million. It was bought by a private collector, fetching the highest price paid of any of Frazetta's paintings. It was sold two months after Frazetta died in May.[3][4]


  1. ^ Frazetta Art Museum. "The Destroyer". Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. ^ Frazetta Art Museum. "Gallery". Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. ^ New York Post (July 23, 2010). "'Conan' painting draws $1.5 mil". Retrieved May 13, 2012.
  4. ^ The Associated Press (2010). "'Conan the Destroyer' painting sells for $1.5M, 2 months after Frazetta's death". Retrieved May 13, 2012.