Halloween is only a couple of weeks away, so we thought we would get you in the ‘trick or treat’ mood with an opportunity to watch the very first horror film (from 1896) and see a few of our favourite scary movie posters!
Which is your favourite film for the witching hour?
This week marks the first birthday of the Original Movie Posters Blog - sixty-nine posts showcasing movie poster history, movie poster artists (old and new) and the latest in movie news.
Thank you for reading and being a part of it!
In celebration, this week we are going to take a look at this rare and intriguing Star Wars poster...
Bidding on the second ‘Original Film Posters Online’ sale of the year closed at Sotheby’s on the 5th September, with the one hundred and ninety lots returning a total auction value of £393,000. That’s nearly £500,000 with Sotheby’s 25% buyer’s premium.
The results painted an interesting picture...
Back in June we featured a chat with movie poster illustrator Paul Shipper, focussed on an upcoming panel discussion at July's San Diego Comic-Con.
"Masters of the Illustrated Film Poster" featured eight talented illustrators discussing their influences and the impact that the illustrated movie poster has had on their lives.
For those of us that couldn't make it to San Diego, the full panel discussion is now available on-line. So, grab a cup of tea / coffee / juice and relax, you can watch it below...
This week sees a landmark exhibition at the newly renovated Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida. “Coming Soon: Film Posters from the Dwight M. Cleveland Collection” takes over 200 posters from the 3000 held in the museum’s ’Cleveland Collection’ to present the largest ever museum exhibition of classic movie posters.
In this week's blog post we take a little look at the fascinating background to this amazing collection...
First and foremost, it is the aesthetic appeal of original movie posters that appeals to us, but we also keep an eye on the market, particularly when some rarer posters are up for auction.
The rarest posters are generally from the first half of the Twentieth Century, where only one copy may now remain. From the second half, James Bond posters are frequently the higher prices at auction.
So it was at the June 2019 ‘Cinema Poster Live Auction’ at the UK’s ‘Prop Store’, where James Bond posters stole the show. Here are the top five James Bond results…
With the current trend for 'secret' extra scenes, I imagine we have all sat through the credits to a recent movie.
Ever seen “Movie Poster Artist” in there? No, neither have we, and, that is a real shame.
So, we were excited to see that this year's San Diego Comic-Con (the most significant annual comic and pop culture festival in the world and celebrating its 50th year) includes a special panel entitled “Masters of the Illustrated Film Poster”.
We reached out to Paul Shipper of Paul Shipper Studio to find out more…
Here in the UK, The Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum holds over 10,000 posters, including the national collection. The British Film Institute also holds around 15,000 movie / film posters, covering the early 1900s to the present day.
But, as far as we are aware, there isn't a UK museum singularly dedicated to posters. The same is true of the United States, but, that is about to change, thanks to the team behind Poster House, due to open in New York on 20th June 2019.
We reached out to Poster House’s curator, Angelina Lippert, to find out more…
Here in the UK, it is Father’s Day on Sunday 16th June. What do you get the man who thinks he has everything?
How about a guaranteed original movie poster!
With our certificate of authentication and attention to detail, a poster from Art of the Movies is the perfect gift.
Here is some inspiration from us...
Whether you are a big fan of his work, or have a passing interest in cinema, “Stanley Kubrick : The Exhibition”, currently on display at London’s Design Museum, is a ‘must see’ show.
We were delighted to see that Kubrick's movie posters feature prominently throughout the show.
A few days ago we posted our highlights from Sotheby's March 2019 auction of Original Film Posters.
Bidding closed on the 21st March and there were some stunning results!
Here's how our picks fared...
In a sure sign that the International popularity and collectability of original movie posters continues to increase, Sotheby’s launched their inaugural on-line auction of Original Film Posters in August 2017.
2018's summer auction totalled over £590,000.
Here are our highlights from the March 2019 sale...
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