Posters That’ll Creep You Out, Clapton’s Guitar, and More Fresh News

Posters

Only remaining Belgian poster for the 1933 classic horror film The Mummy, starring Boris Karloff. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • The Mummy, King Kong and London vampires are ready for their closeups and will star in Heritage Auctions’ April 7-8 Movie Posters sale. The only remaining example of a Belgian (French-language) poster promoting The Mummy, starring Boris Karloff, could sell for $60K or more [Read more from Fine Books & Collections]
  • A 1978 Guild acoustic guitar formerly owned by Eric Clapton will be auctioned in England next month. Clapton used the guitar for writing and recording and, in 1999, auctioned it to benefit his Crossroads Centre for drug and alcohol rehabilitation in Antigua. [Read more from the Daily Mail]
  • Actor Daniel Craig, who played British spy James Bond in four films, is parting with the beloved Centenary Edition Vanquish No. 007 that was made for him by Aston Martin four years ago. Its sale will benefit The Opportunity Network in New York City. [Read more from Reuters]
  • A new museum in the south of France will soon be home to the world’s largest collection of Picasso artworks. Picasso’s step-granddaughter is behind the project, and what makes it even more exciting is that many of the works have never been publicly shown before. [Read more from Architectural Digest]

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