Monthly Auction Open For Bidding
Auction Ends January 14
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About US   Featured Lots 
If you don't have a Bidder Number, register now to bid!
back button 30 Minute Rule Begins on the Evening of January 14 at 7 PM ET
An Initial Bid Must Be Placed By 6 PM ET To Participate After 7 PM ET
Item   Title MB Now at Next bid Bids New bid Max bid  
730   Joan Crawford  $200 Unopened $200 0 You must login to place a bid.

#730 - Joan Crawford

click to enlarge

click to enlarge

Mouse Over to Zoom/Click to Enlarge

Description  

Gorgeous original painting done by artist Arthur K. Miller, mixed media on canvas, 21.5 x 34, nicely depicting Crawford against a light blue background, with red text below reading: “Joan Crawford.” Intentionally distressed for vintage appeal, signed in the lower border by Miller with his last name, and signed again on the reverse edge in black felt tip, “Arthur K. Miller, 2013.” Rolled and in fine condition. This wonderful image was inspired by the ‘Personality Posters’ produced by the major studios in the 1930s and 1940s, distributed to movie theaters—primarily in the European markets—to promote their stars.

An artist from York Beach, Maine, Arthur K. Miller’s paintings are collected internationally and have graced the covers of many publications, with some having been featured in a one-man show at the National Baseball Hall of Fame for more than five years. In this series of banners, he utilized mixed media on raw canvas in a 'faux-antique' style developed to capture the essence of true pop cultural artifacts—the sort stowed away in attic trunks and farmhouse lofts in days gone by, lying in wait to be rediscovered today. This is the first time Miller's banner paintings have been made publicly available, with a San Francisco gallery exhibition scheduled for later this year.


back button
Help links  
Learn more about our autograph authentication experts...
Buyer's Premium   The Bidder acknowledges and agrees that a 22.5% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price on all individual lots. For additional information view our complete terms and conditions.
Your bid is a contract  Placing a bid online means you agree to abide by the terms and conditions listed by RRAuction.
Payment methods accepted  Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check, or Wire Transfer.
Payment for items won in auction 444 is due by Sunday, January 26th unless prior arrangements have been made. Late payment may result in suspension of your bidding privileges.
Further descriptions You can call us or email us if you'd like us to answer questions about these items.