The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Friday, September 30, 2016


Frankenstein movie poster realizes $262,900 to set world record at Heritage Auctions
Frankenstein (Universal, 1931). Insert (14" X 36"). Estimate: $50,000 - $100,000.
DALLAS, TX.- An original 1931 poster for Frankenstein set a world record as the most valuable insert movie poster ever sold at auction when it realized $262,900 at Heritage Auctions on July 27.

The sale provided a monster payday for the collector who bought it as a teenager for only a few dollars at a local antique store and later kept it in the closet for over 30 years. The entire auction sold more than $1.86+ million in movie posters and related movie memorabilia.

The poster was previously owned by Keith Johnson, of Ottawa, Ill.

"I got it from an antique store in town in either 1968 or 1969, and I probably only paid $2 to $5 for it," said Johnson.

Johnson's wife, Julie, said the framed Frankenstein poster "was kept in the closet for the 30-plus years we've been married. Every once in a while we would pour ourselves a glass of wine and go take a look at it. We always loved it, and thought it was very cool."

“It was strong sale overall and people were out in numbers participating,” said Grey Smith, Director of Movie Posters at Heritage. “We couldn’t be happier for the consignor.”

Insert posters were printed on card stock paper and designed for movie theater display cases that would fit a 14 by 36 inch poster such as this one, Smith explained.






Today's News

July 30, 2013

Mexican archaeologists find the bow of a 210-year-old canoe in the State of Baja California

Belvedere devotes an exhibition to the great Austrian sculptor Bruno Gironcoli

Museum der Moderne Salzburg opens comprehensive exhibition on flowers and mushrooms in art

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver presents four new solo exhibitions this summer

Design Museum exhibits work by one of the most productive and significant Belgian designers of sheet music

Woman arrested over paint attacks on three iconic Washington, DC landmarks

Frankenstein movie poster realizes $262,900 to set world record at Heritage Auctions

ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art opens exhibition by the father of Science Fiction

Clinton House Museum in Arkansas opens new exhibit "Clinton Meets Kennedy"

Museum of Modern Art in New York shows work by Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari

Copy of Schindler's list, bearing the names of 801 men, fails to find eBay buyer

"Grangerized" books take center stage at Huntington exhibition, Illuminated Palaces

National Postal Museum receives donation of original artwork by Howard Koslow

Myanmar monasteries offer bootcamp for the spirit

"The Progressive Pencil: George Elmslie's Prairie School Designs" on view in Minneapolis

Exhibition presents a spectrum of what has been an explosion of renewed interest in mosaics

Artists' Film International at the Whitechapel Gallery

Paradise Lost? Contemporary works from the Pacific on view at Satellite Gallery

International touring exhibition of French masterpieces from the Clark Art Institute on view in Kobe

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Stone Age mummy Oetzi still revealing secrets, 25 years on

2.- Tunisian remains found by British researchers prove 100,000-year human presence

3.- Rembrandt's four earliest paintings reunited for the first time at the Ashmolean

4.- Baltimore Museum of Art is one of only two major U.S. museums to feature an installation by transgender artists

5.- Archaeologists find 2,000-year-old human skeleton at Mediterranean shipwreck

6.- Digitally unwrapped scroll reveals earliest Old Testament scripture

7.- Rich London residents angry over Tate Modern voyeurs

8.- V&A Museum chief quits to fight nationalism post-Brexit

9.- Exhibition in Turin celebrates the most important family of Flemish artists

10.- Pointillism is now the focus of a high-calibre exhibition at the Albertina in Vienna



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, .

 

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

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

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