“IT’S A BIRD, IT’S A PLANE… NO, IT’S SUPERMAN!”
SUPERHEROES DESCEND ON VAN EATON GALLERIES THIS WEEKEND
THE ART OF ENTERTAINMENT, A POP CULTURE & DISNEYLAND AUCTION IS SATURDAY, MAY 4TH
FEATURES 700 ITEMS THAT DEFINED OUR YOUTH AND IMPORTANT MOMENTS IN OUR LIVES
May 4th, 2019 10:00 a.m. PT
Los Angeles, California – (April 29, 2019) – The world’s greatest superheroes will be celebrated at this weekend’s highly anticipated pop culture and Disneyland auction – The Art of Entertainment – to take place at Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, California beginning at 10:00 a.m. PT. On the auction block will be 700 lots from the 1930s to today, including rare art, Disneyland memorabilia, artifacts from the moments that defined our youth, and memorabilia from our favorite television shows and films. Many of the extraordinary items are being auctioned for the first time.
Superheroes play an important role in pop culture, giving children and fans an opportunity to identify with their heroic acts and superhuman powers. Iconic comic book characters continue to come to life on the big and small screen, in comic books, and in other forms, holding as much sway today as they did when our favorite heroes first debuted.
The Art of Entertainment auction will offer some of the rarest art featuring many of our most iconic superheroes. Highlights include an original “Superman” poster painting ($7,000-$9,000); a “Batman” original poster painting (Estimate:$7,000-$9,000); a “Spider-Man” original poster painting ($6,000-$8,000); a “Wonder Woman” original poster painting (Estimate: $5,000-$7,000); “Shazam” original poster painting (Estimate: $5,000-$7,000); a “Hulk” original poster painting (Estimate: $5,000-$7,000); an “Aquaman” original painting (Estimate: $1,000-$3,000); a “Thor” original poster painting (Estimate: $5,000-$7,000) and others.
Famous pop culture moments from film and television will also be highlighted at this weekend’s auction, including “Back to the Future Part III” (Universal, 1990) original artwork by legendary poster artist Drew Struzan (Estimate: $20,000-$30,000); a “Men in Black” (Columbia, 1991) Neuralizer prop (Estimate: $2,000-$3,000); a “Mary Poppins” original chimney sweep concept painting (Estimate $8,000-$10,000); a Madonna uniform from “A League of Their Own” (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000); original “Willy Wonka” (Paramount, 1967) candy room concept art (Estimate: $5,000-$7,000); and so much more. The collection is too vast and covers too many eras of television and film to provide a complete list of items offered at this auction, but it also includes art from “Star Trek,” “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” “Escape from Alcatraz,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” ‘Planet of the Apes,” “Jaws,” and additional titles.
Van Eaton Galleries will conduct the one-day auction on-site, online, and by phone. Media interested in covering is requested to email or call the press contact listed below. For more information or to order a collectible catalog visit www.vegalleries.com/popculture To register to bid in the auction go to www.vegalleries.com/bidnow
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THE ART OF ENTERTAINMENT AUCTION LOCATION
Van Eaton Galleries
13613 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, California 91423
LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
May 4, 2019
10:00 A.M. Pacific Time