The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bonhams & Butterfields Sells Indiana Jones, Tim Burton, Norma Shearer and Animation Art
The Nightmare Before Christmas original set and puppet. A complete set with puppet used in the production of Tim Burton's groundbreaking 1993 film The Nightmare Before Christmas. The base of the set is a large framework of plywood covered with textured and painted plaster adorned with twenty-two painted headstones and accessories, three segments of fence and a tombstone herb patch with "Hen-Bane," "Witch Hazel," and "Deadly Night Shade." Together with original, painted foam over metal armature, stop motion animation puppet of Sally, voiced by Catherine O'Hara in the film. The set can be seen in the film when Sally visits the graveyard herb patch to collect poisonous herbs. Labels on base of set read "CEM +8 Sally's Herb Patch." Set 24 x 69 x 64in, Sally 16in. Est. $20,000-25,000, sold for $29,280. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams & Butterfields.

LOS ANGELES, CA.- Bonhams & Butterfields’ Entertainment Memorabilia auction on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles featured a wide variety of items related to Hollywood, Rock ‘n Roll and Animation Art. Highlights included pieces connected to Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Rolling Stones, Charles Schulz, Douglas Fairbanks and Norma Shearer.

Dr. Catherine Williamson, Director of Entertainment Memorabilia, said of the sale: “The market for both old and new Hollywood collectibles continues to grow. We saw strong participation online and in the saleroom for iconic pieces from the classic films of yesterday and today.”

Props from Raiders of the Lost Ark were prominently featured during the June sale. Timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the film’s release in June of 1981, the offering included one of Indiana Jones’ six iconic bullwhips used in a stunt sequence (est. $50,000-70,000, sold for $61,000) and a prop idol that was also used during filming (est. $20,000-30,000, sold for $24,400). The items were accompanied by a letter of provenance from Academy Award-winning® special effects expert, Kit West, who was the mechanical effects supervisor on Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Highlights from the Estate of actress Norma Shearer and Academy Award®-winning producer Irving Thalberg were prominently featured within the auction. Thalberg was known as “The Boy Wonder” for his extraordinary ability to make very profitable films by choosing the right scripts and selecting the right actors. He married Shearer in 1927. Shearer went on to become one of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s biggest stars of the 1930s.

Items of note from the couple’s Estate included a vintage Louis Vuitton shoe trunk with a hinged top and thirty individual shoe storage drawers, L. Vuitton stamped leather draw pulls, monogram canvas with LV stamped leather trim and custom "N.S." painted on exterior (est. $2,500-3,500, sold for $30,500); an Irving Thalberg photo album with more than 150 vintage photographs that chronicles his early career with MGM, marriage to Norma Shearer, and many candid photos of the Thalberg's travel in Europe as well as many of Hollywood's biggest stars and industry executives (est. $3,000-5,000, sold for $30,500) and Shearer’s personal album of publicity photographs for Marie Antoinette (1938) ($1,500-1,500, sold for $34,160). Shearer was nominated for an Academy Award® for best actress in a leading role starring opposite Tyrone Power and John Barrymore.

Also on offer were iconic props, concept drawings and storyboards from the award winning Tim Burton film The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). The sale of these groundbreaking items was timed to coincide with a major retrospective of Burton’s work at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

The Nightmare Before Christmas, a unique, stop-motion musical, won a Golden Globe and a Hugo Award for Best Original Score and was nominated for an Academy Award®. Items of note from the film offered during the June 26th auction included the reindeer plans prop (est. $2,000-3,000, sold for $3,050) and a complete set with puppet of Sally and her Herb Patch used in the production of the film (est. $20,000-25,000, sold for $29,280). The set can be seen in the film when Sally visits the graveyard herb patch to collect poisonous herbs.

One of twelve known sleeves from the Rolling Stone’s single Street Fighting Man (est. $8,000-12,000, sold for 17,080) highlighted the Rock ‘n Roll section of the auction. The single was first released in August of 1968, just before the Chicago Democratic National Convention, where riots broke out between demonstrators and the Chicago police force. The Stones' picture sleeve used two images depicting police brutality taken from one of the many riots that had broken out in over one hundred U.S. cities that year. The record company deemed the sleeve to be inappropriate and it was immediately withdrawn. No one knows for sure how many examples of this sleeve have survived but most estimate the number to be between ten and eighteen copies, placing it among the rarest pieces of Rolling Stones memorabilia.

In addition, Bonhams & Butterfields offered a strong selection of animation art highlighted by Charles Schulz and early Disney pieces. Items of note included a pen and ink Peanuts daily, dated 7-15, 1976 by Schulz (est. $10,000-15,000, sold for 20,130) and a preliminary background study from Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) (est. $2,000-3,000, sold for $25,620), among others.

Today's News

June 29, 2011

Second Highest Price Paid for a Work of Art at Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Sale

Cy Twombly and Nicolas Poussin: Arcadian Painters at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

Mexican Archaeologists Find Probable Prehispanic Maya Cemetery in Tabasco

Christie's Announces Sale Dates and Global Tour of The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor

Federal Researchers Use Sonar Technology to Map Civil War, World War II Shipwrecks

Sir Terence Conran Makes Major Gift to the Design Museum for New Development Project

Charismatic Art Historian James Fox Explores British Masters for New Series on BBC

Significant New Acquisitions to Tate's Collection on View at Tate Britain's Galleries

Recent Paintings and Sculptures by Takashi Murakami at Gagosian in London

Harun Farocki: Images of War (at a Distance) Marks the Artist's First Solo Exhibition in a U.S. Museum

Walter and Brigitte Kames Donate Lithographs by Honoré Daumier to Museum in Munich

FLAG Art Foundation Opens Exhibition of Sculpture and Photography by Roni Horn

'Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs' Exhibition Opens at the Asia Society Museum

Getty is First Museum to Provide Expanded Google Goggles Experience to Visitors

Chinese Sculptor Moulds Memory of Mao

National Gallery of Art Takes a New Look: Samuel F.B. Morse's "Gallery of the Louvre"

The British Museum Collection Reaches Record Audiences Worldwide     

Exhibition at the Lowry Focuses on the Most Alluring Divas of Andy Warhol's Time

Vancouver Art Gallery Exhibition Highlights the Surrealist Fascination with Indigenous Art

Museum of Fine Arts Houston to Launch Digital Archive of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art

Minneapolis Institute of Arts Appoints Mary Jane Drews Director of External Affairs

Bonhams to Sell Old Master Painting by Lucas Gassel that Shows Importance of Tennis

Bonhams & Butterfields Sells Indiana Jones, Tim Burton, Norma Shearer and Animation Art

Los Angeles Modern Auctions Becoming Choice Auction House for Modern Art on the West Coast

Beijing Tax Authorities Seek Nearly $2 Million from Outspoken Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei

Hungarian Photographers in Frame in United Kingdom's Royal Academy of Arts Exhibition

2011 Käthe Kollwitz Prize Awarded to Canadian Artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller

Martin Creed's Work No.1059, 2011 is the New Commission for the Scotsman Steps

Phillips de Pury & Company's June Contemporary Art Evening Sale Realizes $16,923,234

Early American Toys and Trains Raced Past their Estimates at Noel Barrett's Spring Sale

Against the Way Things Go at Gasser Grunnert

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Boy and an amateur archaeologist unearth legendary Danish king's trove in Germany

2.- Exhibition at The Met illustrates what visitors encountered at The palace of Versailles

3.- Philadelphia Museum of Art opens "Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950"

4.- Exhibition at Michael Hoppen Gallery presents a cross-section of works from Thomas Mailaender's career

5.- New York's Chelsea Hotel celebrity door auction raises $400,000

6.- Stevie Ray Vaughan's first guitar drives Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction to nearly $2.9 million

7.- Lichtenstein's Nude with Blue Hair tops $2.4 million sale of Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples

8.- $6.7 million Fancy Intense Blue Diamond sets auction record at Sotheby's New York

9.- Mexico court blocks sales of controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll

10.- Dutch museums to conduct new research on the paintings of Pieter de Hooch

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful