Weekend Features: Rare Movie Posters Discovered!

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Little Caesar The Maltese Falcon

If you’re a fan of movie posters, then you may be interested to hear of an interesting discovery which has recently been made in Pennsylvania! However, the bad news is that unless you have a spare $250,000 lying around, you’re unlikely to be able to purchase these classic posters for yourself, as this is how much they are currently expected to fetch at auction.

There are nearly three dozen posters in total, most of which have been designed to advertise movies from what is considered to be Hollywood’s Golden Age. From Dracula to Ten Cents A Dance, the posters are thought to be originals, and a very rare find indeed. Whilst many of us might think of film posters as something which we might simply use to brighten a bedroom, or to place above the desk where we might work or play online Party Poker, it is unlikely that this rare examples of movie history will end up simply tacked to a wall. Yet, at the time of their release, these posters would not have been thought to be anywhere near as valuable as they are now.

Cimarron Ten Cents a Dance

The poster would originally have been used to advertise the latest movie released, and as such they were glued one on top of another as each new movie was announced. However, since their discovery, the posters have undergone a careful separation and restoration process. One advantage of the posters have been stuck together over so many years is that the images have not faded with long-term exposure to sunlight.

One of the posters in particular, which is for a remake of The Maltese Falcon starring Humphrey Bogart, is currently thought to be the only one in existence. All the posters, however, are thought to be likely to sell for a significant value at auction. Results of the sale can be found at Heritage Auctions.

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“The Kills, Boston MA 2012” by Todd Slater

Todd Slater released a couple of gig posters on his website. By the time I got the notice of the sale, the Jack While gig poster had already sold out (nearly instantly), however his “The Kills, Boston MA” gig poster is still available. It is an 18″ x 24″ Screenprint, signed/numbered edition of 100, and cost $40. There is also a grey variant with an edition of 25 available as well. On sale now HERE.

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"The Kills, Boston MA 2012" by Todd Slater. 18" x 24" 3-color Screenprint. Ed of 100 S/N. $40

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"The Kills, Boston MA 2012" by Todd Slater. 18" x 24" 3-color Screenprint. Ed of 25 S/N. (variant)

First Look: “The Black Keys, Charlotte NC 2012” by Emek

The Black Keys have really been tearing it up through this 2012 Tour will a brilliant lineup of artists. Here is the latest for tomorrow nights show in Charlotte, NC by Emek and it is a stunner! Have fun at the show you lucky Charlotte folks! Look for these to be available on sale via Emek in the near future…

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"The Black Keys, Charlotte NC 2012" by Emek. 20" x 30" Screenprint.

“Mama Bear” by Tugboat Printshop

Tugboat Printshop has a new woodcut print titled, “Mama Bear”. For those unfamilar with the amazing meticulous work that goes into their Woodcut Prints, check out this photo set HERE.

“Mama Bear” is a 20″ x 16″ Woodcut Print, signed/numbered edition of 200, and cost $85. On sale now HERE.

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"Mama Bear" by Paul Roden & Valerie Lueth. 20" x 16" Woodcut. Ed of 200 S/N. $85

“East Village Sparklers” by Natalia Fabia

Natalia Fabia’s first print release, “East Village Sparklers” is now available for pre-order via Jonathan LeVine Gallery. The original painting was first seen in Jan 2012’s Punk Rock Rainbow Sparkle exhibition. Amazing work.

“East Village Sparklers” is a 30″ x 40″ Giclee, signed/numbered edition of 20, and cost $950. On sale now HERE.

fabia East Village Sparklers

"East Village Sparklers" by Natalia Fabia. 30" x 40" Giclee. Ed of 20 S/N. $950

“Spring Break” and “LIE 1” by Aelhra

Aelhra has a couple new prints set for release early next week titled, “Spring Break” and “LIE 1”. “Spring Break” is an 18″ x 24″ Screenprint available in regular (Ed of 30, $20) or hand-deckled (Ed of 10, $30). “LIE 1″ is an 18″ x 25” Screenprint with hand-finishing and cost $55. On sale Tuesday, March 27th 5pm PDT HERE.

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"Spring Break 2012" by Aelhra. 18" x 24" Screenprint. Regular (Ed of 30 S/N, $20) : Hand-deckled (Ed of 10 S/N, $30)

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"LIE 1" by Aelhra. 18" x 24" Screenprint w/hand-finishing. $55.

“The Black Keys, New York NY 2012” by Shepard Fairey (2 nights)

Shepard Fairey did the honors for making 2 gig posters for The Black Keys 2 separate nights in Madison Square Garden. They are each 18″ x 24″ Screenprint, signed/numbered editions of 550 each, and cost $45 each.
On sale Tuesday, March 27th at two random times during the day HERE.

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"The Black Keys, New York NY 2012 #1" by Shepard Fairey. 18" x 24" Screenprint. Ed of 550 S/N. $45

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"The Black Keys, New York NY 2012 #2" by Shepard Fairey. 18" x 24" Screenprint. Ed of 550 S/N. $45