Italian artist Renato Casaro was inspired by Raphael’s The School of Athens painting when creating his modern parody. Cesaro’s 100 Years of Film, which will be featured in the upcoming Original Film Posters Online auction, places Hollywood and pop culture stars in the same positions as the original philosophers and thinkers. This painting includes Elvis Presley, Jessica Rabbit, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Dean, Batman, E.T., and many other characters, with Federico Fellini sitting in a director’s chair.
Casablanca’s 1947 first French release poster can also be found in this Sotheby’s auction. Fewer than five of these posters are known to have survived. The artist, Pierre Pigeot, captured the smokey atmosphere of Rick’s Bar in shades of red, orange, and yellow. According to the auction house, this poster was only used to advertise the film in the French provinces.
The 1941 Italian promotional poster for Citizen Kane is also available. On the poster is Orson Welles, the writer, director, producer, and star of the film, against a backdrop of newspaper articles. Visit Sotheby’s to view the entire collection and to register to bid.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (314)
# of Lots:314
Price Range:$245 to $98,160
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|100 Years Of Film, Renato Casaro, 1994|| Estimate: |
|Casablanca (1942) First French Release Poster, 1947|| Estimate: |
|Citizen Kane / Quarto Potere (1941) Poster, Italian|| Estimate: |
|Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949) Poster, British|| Estimate: |
|It's a Wonderful Life / La Vita È Meravigliosa (1946) Poster, Italian, 1950s Re-Release|| Estimate: |
|Cinderella (1950) First Japanese Release Poster, 1952|| Estimate: |