Archive | October 2012

Spotlight on Marilyn Monroe

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The National Portrait Gallery in London is celebrating one of the world’s greatest stars in their current exhibition, Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair.

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An ideal gift idea or a stunning addition to your home or office; here are our original vintage posters featuring this famous icon, which you can order with worldwide delivery via the AntikBar website:

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Visit www.AntikBar.co.uk to browse our wide collection of cinema, sport, travel, advertising, propaganda and war posters and contact us if you have any specific search requests or queries. Also check the Latest Products page for more additions, including some more recently acquired Marilyn Monroe posters…

Quick Reminder: AntikBar will be at the Spirit of Christmas Fair, Olympia in London this week, from Tuesday 30 October to Sunday 4 November at Stand B69. Visit the News & Events page for more information and follow us on:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/AntikBar
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AntikBar.co.uk

AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), the London Art Deco Society (LADS) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

AntikBar
Original Vintage Posters
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Latest Products

   Visit the Latest Products page on the AntikBar.co.uk website to view 25 posters added this week, including:

Sport

     

Propaganda

     

Cinema

     

Travel

     

Follow @AntikBar on Twitter and Pinterest for our Poster of the Day tweets/pins and other updates. You can also “like” AntikBar on our new Facebook page for more updates and news.

Upcoming Event: AntikBar will be at Stand B69 at the Spirit of Christmas Fair (Olympia, London) from Tuesday 30th October to Sunday 4th November. Visit the News & Events page on the AntikBar website for more information on this festive event.

www.AntikBar.co.uk

Spirit of Christmas Fair, Olympia

   AntikBar will again be participating at the Spirit of Christmas Fair at Stand B69 in The Grand Hall at the Olympia Exhibition Centre, London, from Tuesday 30th October to Sunday 4th November.

This festive event is sure to get you in the mood for Christmas and the New Year offering a wide selection of unique gifts that can’t be found on the high street, as well as food and drink, winter decorations and other special treats! 

For full information and to apply for discounted tickets in advance, please visit the News & Events page at http://www.antikbar.co.uk/ or the Spirit of Christmas website at http://www.spiritofchristmasfair.co.uk/exhibitor/antikbar 

   AntikBar is a London-based online company that specialises in original vintage posters and graphic design. They stock a vast range of posters covering all subjects (travel, sport, advertising, cinema, war and propaganda) from across the decades and around the world.

Original vintage posters make a unique eco-friendly interior design feature, bridging both contemporary and traditional styles, and they are highly collectable, being widely recognised as a sound art investment. The variety offered by AntikBar is very appealing and, with prices starting from under £50, these posters are also affordable and can bring future financial pleasure, whether bought as a statement piece for the home or as a more unusual and memorable gift for Christmas, a birthday or other special occasion.

Please visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk and contact us if you have any queries or particular search requests. AntikBar.co.uk is on Facebook and you can follow @AntikBar on Twitter and Pinterest for our popular “Poster of the Day” tweets/pins and other information.

We look forward to seeing you at the Spirit of Christmas Fair, Stand B69.

AntikBar announces new Facebook page

AntikBar now has a new page on Facebook, which you can visit and “like” at www.facebook.com/antikbar.co.uk.

You can also browse the website at www.antikbar.co.uk and follow @AntikBar on Twitter and Pinterest for “Poster of the Day” tweets/pins and other news, images, information and inspiration!  

That Friday Feeling…” is a new regular round-up on our Facebook page of last week’s “Poster of the Day” tweets/pins, starting with 5-11 October:

                    

Looking Ahead –  
AntikBar will be participating at the Spirit of Christmas Fair, Olympia, from 30th October to 4th November. Further information on this festive event has been posted on the News & Events page. We look forward to seeing you there!

Posters In The News

…a few quick News Bites:

  50 Year Anniversary – 007

AntikBar’s original vintage Dr No poster is featured in the November 2012 issue of British GQ (James Bond Special), pp268-269: “Wonderwall…Hang It Up!” (This poster sold at the Autumn Decorative Fair but more James Bond posters are available; please contact us or browse the cinema pages.) 

  Collecting Art for Children’s Rooms

Homes & Interiors feature in the latest edition of Angels and Urchins on the inspirational choices available and benefits of collecting bright and vibrant artwork with the potential to increase in value to decorate your child’s room, such as original vintage posters: 

“In the quest to perfect our children’s rooms we often overlook the very thing which brings a room to life: namely a vibrant work of art. Instead, having deliberated over cots, tussled with flat-pack storage and pondered paint hues we leave the art until last, often making do with a worthless high-street print, or worse, a blank wall.

Happily you don’t need a trust fund to buy decent pictures: a handmade print by a rising artist, for instance can be yours for under £100. And the purchasing possibilities are endless. One friend buys images of horses for his pony-mad daughter; another focuses on vinatge superhero posters: whatever your child’s interest you will it in print or on canvas.

Starting a Collection

Start at the autumnal art fairs to peruse styles, compare prices and meet dealers. If investment is a priority (and frankly, who doesn’t want to own a piece that will increase in value), find something  you like and ask a few pertinent questions… 

Vintage Posters and Comic Art

Once regarded as mere mechanical reproductions, antique posters are eminently collectable not least because they are so rare. Specialist at Antikbar (antikbar.co.uk) explains: ‘Although posters were pasted up and displayed, few originals survive as they weren’t meant to be kept.’ 

Exceptional graphics, rarity and age determine a poster’s collectibility: a rare Dracula for instance, scooped £300,000 at auction. For the rest of us, the real draw is not only the price (from £45) but the array of subjects: from Second World War soldier to graceful Bolshoi ballet dancers, all ‘not just wonderful art but a piece of social history’…”

…and last (but no means least!):

   ‎Crown Jewel of the Poster World

“A poster for the classic science-fiction movie Metropolis which holds the record for being the most expensive ever sold is to go under the hammer once again … The poster, painted by the German artist Heinz Schulz-Neudamm to promote the release of Fritz Lang’s groundbreaking 1927 film about a dystopian future in the year 2000, is one of only four known surviving copies. It was bought by collector Kenneth Schacter for a still-record $690,000 (£443,210) in 2005 … experts believe it could become the first poster to sell for more than $1m on the open market … He is also known to own a King Kong poster from 1933, which experts believe may be nearly as valuable as the Metropolis poster, and a one-sheet teaser from the same year’s The Invisible Man.”
Links:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/jun/26/movie-poster-auction-fritz-lang-metropolis
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/metropolis-movie-poster-valuable-seized-bankruptcy-40740

Browse the AntikBar website for more inspiration and follow @AntikBar on Twitter and Pinterest for our “Poster of the Day” tweets/pins. Visit also the News & Events page for more information and contact us for collections advice, search on demand requests and to book a viewing by appointment.
Next Event: AntikBar will be at the Spirit of Christmas Fair, Olympia, from 30th October to 4th November. Further information on this festive event is given on the News & Events page.

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