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MELANIE GRIFFITH’S TIFFANY & CO. DIAMOND AND PEARL BRACELETS PHOTO

Kruse GWS Auctions’ World Record

The world-record-breaking auction house, Kruse GWS Auctions, specializing in entertainment memorabilia, fine jewelry, iconic fashion accessories, Royal artifacts, antiques and collectibles, has announced another world record. On Saturday, December 5, 2020, the Oscar-nominated actress Melanie Griffith’s 48.00ctw Diamond, 8.5mm Pearl and Solid Platinum Pair of Antique Bracelets from her mother, Tippi Hedren, sold for $156,250 during the “Billionaire’s Estate & Royal Auction” event. The final bid marks the highest price paid for Tiffany & Co. jewelry at auction.

The pair of solid platinum, diamond and pearl antique bracelets personally owned by film star Melanie Griffith come with quintessential Hollywood provenance of having been gifted to her by her mother, iconic Hollywood actress Tippi Hedren, who famously won a Golden Globe Award for her iconic role in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” The bracelets are collectively embellished with approximately 48ctw round and old European cut fiery white diamonds and are lined with eight 8.5mm pearls each. The bracelets were sold with a personal letter from Griffith’s famous mother and are housed in a fitted box. The bracelets measure 7” in length and 2.15” wide and are marked Tiffany & Co.

“Melanie Griffith is a true American fashion and film icon. These bracelets are so exquisite, our auction house recognized immediately they are fine art in the form of fine jewelry and we were proud to set a world record with their sale,” said Dame Brigitte Kruse. “They represent the highest level of Americana; being made at the peak of craftsmanship by iconic American jewelry company Tiffany & Co. and being gifted from iconic American actress Tippi Hendren to her daughter, fellow iconic American actress Melanie Griffith. Kruse GWS Auctions was thrilled to be trusted with such a remarkable opportunity. The sale of the beautiful Diamond and Platinum bracelet secured a new world record as well as a placement in a museum.”

ABOUT KRUSE GWS AUCTIONS, INC.

Kruse GWS Auctions is the world-record breaking auction house specializing in Hollywood Memorabilia, Fine Jewelry, Master Timepieces, Royal Artifacts, Luxury Vehicles, Antiques and Collectibles.  Founder Dame Brigitte Kruse is the first auctioneer to be knighted by a Royal Family, the first female auctioneer to be recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records and is a member of the Forbes Los Angeles Business Council.

Fifth-generation auctioneer Kruse recently co-founded iSynergy Network, a group of innovative industry leaders providing a platform and solutions for entrepreneurs within a network of professionals across interconnected industries “for the betterment of all.” The global auction house has been featured around the world for sales of such notable items as Elvis Presley’s personal jet, Marilyn Monroe’s famous black wool dress, Marlon Brando’s historic watch, Italian Renaissance philosopher Machiavelli’s estate in Florence, and the 14th century celadon bowl owned by the last Empress of Vietnam.  www.gwsauctions.com

Kaelen Felix Illustrates a Fundraising Article for 360 MAGAZINE

Gilda’s Club x The Yellow Cab Project

Nov. 12, the Gilda’s Club NYC will host their annual gala, honoring Giovanni Caforio (M.D. Bristol Myers Squibb) and Emma Stone (Actress and Gilda’s Club NYC Ambassador), virtually.

As part of this year’s Gilda’s Club NYC fundraising, Remembering Marco will participate in the virtual auction launched on Nov. 5 with The Yellow Cab Project. The Yellow Cab Project is part of Remembering Marco, a charity initiative started by Annalisa Menin in 2013 to raise funds in memory of her husband, Marco Omiccioli.

Annalisa Menin, an Italian entrepreneur and writer who was originally from Venice, Italy, built her name with her first publishing project “My Last Year in New York,” a blog that then became a book.

It was dedicated to her husband, Marco Omiccioli, who died prematurely at the age of 33 from cancer in Nov. of 2013.

The Yellow Cab Project started when Annalisa stopped in front of the Kendra Scott window in SoHo, located at the intersection of Spring and Greene Streets. Along with jewelry and beautiful handbags, there were a few die-cast model yellow cabs being used as props, a tribute to the city of New York.

Annalisa went inside to ask what would happen to all those models once the window was emptied. Once she discovered that they would be thrown away, she thought, “Oh, no! I want them!”

Two weeks later, she went home in a real life version of those models, driven by a lovely gentleman with a white, cloud-shaped beard. She carried eight boxes containing as many cabs.

Annalisa created The Yellow Cab Project in 2020. It involved five international artists, designers and creatives, giving them the opportunity to “contaminate” the die-cast model cabs in their own way. The five artists were Warø, Jon Koon, Iena Cruz, Marco Gallotta and Clint Henderson.

To remember Marco in this very eventful year, Annalisa chose to support Gilda’s Club NYC. She strongly believes in their mission to “support, educate, and empower cancer patients and their families.”

This year, Gilda’s Club is turning 25 years old, and they will celebrate this important milestone with a virtual gala Nov. 12. It is the perfect occasion for the die-cast models, now precious objects of beauty and art, to be donated and auctioned, raising funds for Gilda’s Club NYC and its community from Nov. 5 to Nov. 16.

“We are so excited to have these one-of-a-kind yellow taxis included in our 25th Anniversary milestone event to benefit our cancer patients and families and are grateful for this generous collaboration with Annalisa and the remembering Marco Omiccioli Charity Initiative,” said Lily Safani, CEO of Gilda’s Club.

In these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gilda’s Club NYC, the cancer support organization founded in memory of Saturday Night Live comedienne, Gilda Radner, transitioned their free cancer support program to a virtual program. They will continue to provide essential support services to cancer patients who are among some of the most vulnerable in this pandemic.

Members have expressed sincere gratitude for their quick transition to virtual programming. Due to the increased demand for this program and an affected donor base, they need additional funds to serve their current and growing community.

Annalisa personally experienced how important it is for grieving individuals to have a support system, especially in a city like New York, where many are far away from loved ones. She joined one of the bereavement group at Gilda’s Club NYC in 2013 after her husband Marco passed away, and it helped her tremendously.

You can find more information about Gilda’s Club by clicking right here.

Niko Brim’s Juneteenth Sneaker Hits Sotheby’s Auction

In Sotheby’s historic first auction celebrating the history and cultural impact of hip-hop, acclaimed V-Records recording artist, musician and producer Niko Brim’s custom-painted Juneteenth sneakers will be put to auction. To be staged on September 15, 2020 in New York City, Niko Brim’s unique pair of Nike Air-Force Ones were unveiled on June 19, 2020, designed by renowned sneaker customizer, Sierato, under the creative direction of 93-year social-impact leader and lifelong Juneteenth activist Ms. Opal Lee.

Niko Brim’s Juneteenth sneakers are featured alongside coveted hip-hop memorabilia, including an iconic crown worn by The Notorious B.I.G. (aka Christopher Wallace) during his last portrait session, and love letters penned by a teenage Tupac Shakur.

About Niko Brim’s Juneteenth Nike Air Force 1s

Brim conceptualized the collectible kicks with inspiration drawn from the nation’s foremost Juneteenth ambassador, Ms. Opal Lee. This unique pair, designed by famed sneaker customization artist Sierato, features a red, white, & blue color scheme, incorporating a unifying theme of freedom for all, while honoring the contributions of the African-Americans who helped build the nation.

The bold sneakers feature song lyrics from Brim’s single, “Hard to Believe” and symbolic imagery, which includes the official Juneteenth flag, and the Black Power raised fist emblem, a nod to timeless, silent protest at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City when sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos hoisted their clenched fists while accepting their medals. It also features the number “2.23” across the toe box in memory of Ahmad Arbery, the unarmed African-American man pursued and fatally shot while jogging in Georgia.

As the ever-burgeoning Black Lives Matter movement continues to grow and demand accountability, reflection, and change, Brim and Lee’s shoe hopes to inspire a unity that spans generations, strengthening the nation and memorializing Juneteenth as part of a holistic view of American history.

The proceeds from the Juneteenth sneaker will be split between two organizations—Hip Hop Public Health, led by Doug E. Fresh & Dr. Olajide Williams, and Unity Unlimited, founded by Ms. Opal Lee.

CLICK: BTS of the making of the Juneteenth AF1s

About Ms. Opal Lee

Ms. Opal Lee, who has spent the last four decades campaigning to get congress to mark Juneteenth as a federally observed holiday, also graced the sneaker with her autograph. Niko joined Ms. Opal’s campaign commission in the Spring of 2020 to raise awareness for the cause.

Her history-altering Change.org petition achieved over 1.7 million signatures and was the platform’s most celebrity-supported cause. It ranked Top 5 most active campaign. The petitions to arrest those responsible for the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are two 2.

Since 2016, the tenacious lifelong Texan, Ms. Opal Lee leads a two and a half-mile walk recognizing the two and a half years it took for slaves in Texas to become aware of their freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation. In 2020 her mission gained global attention and support from top luminaries, inspiring Nike to declare Juneteenth as an annual paid company holiday.

About Niko Brim

Niko Brim, is a passionate 23-year old MC-producer and social justice advocate from Mount Vernon, New York, located north of The Bronx, the birthplace of hip hop. His forthcoming album, “King Has No Crown”, drops soon.

He has independently amassed over one million streams, with hits, “FEDS Watching,” and “Woke”, and appearance on VME label mate, Kev Rodger’strack, “It is What It Is”, plus movements with the inspiring hip-hop collective he co-founded, CYN™ (Create Your Now), featuring Kai Ca$h. Members include K. Wales, ShaqNLivin, DJ TizzTheInfluence, and Great Dame.

Over the last year his performance stints on Rapsody’s 2020, ‘A Black Woman Created This’ tour, “Sway in the Morning,” and on LiveXLive further positioned him as a rising star who’s swinging his mic for what’s right.

In addition to joining Ms. Opal Lee’s official Juneteenth holiday commission team, Niko Brim has serviced his community in various ways, from promoting financial literacy, and feeding the hungry, to speaking at peace rallies. He led the ‘Silence is Violence’ rally that canvased his Mount Vernon and New Rochelle hometowns, in honor of the countless lives lost to police brutality in June 2020.

Fueling Niko Brim’s ascension is a combination of his artistry, sophisticated rhyming, uplifting mantras, and fury for civil unity. Bred to use his platform consciously, Niko is the son of two certified life coach parents and influential music industry veterans, fashion icon Misa Hylton and VME CEO, Joseph “JoJo” Brim.

Niko Brim’s conversation series, “Power Hour,” which takes place monthly on his Instagram page, features luminaries from business, education, entertainment, and social impact.

About Sotheby’s Auction to Celebrate the History and Culture of Hip Hop

A celebration of the history and cultural impact of Hip Hop, the sale reflects on the impact the movement has had on art and culture from the late 1970s through the “Golden Age” of the mid-1980s to mid-1990s, and up to the present.

Among the newly announced highlights in the sale include the iconic Salt-N-Pepa “Push It” jackets; visual artist, filmmaker and Hip Hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy’s ‘MTV’ ring made specially for Yo! MTV Raps; a private lyric writing lesson and studio session with the God MC Rakim Allah; a unique art installation by DJ Ross One entitled The Wall of Boom, which is comprised of 32 vintage boomboxes, and much more. The auction also features unique artifacts, contemporary art, one of a kind experiences, photography, vintage and modern fashion, historic and newly designed jewelry and luxury items, rare ephemera including flyers and posters, important publications, and more.

The full sale will be on view by appointment in Sotheby’s York avenue galleries from 11 – 15 September and their digital catalogue will be live at Sothebys.com/hiphop.

About the Juneteenth Sneaker Beneficiaries

Hip Hop Public Health

Hip Hop Public Health (HHPH) is an internationally recognized organization that creates and implements multimedia public health and education interventions. It is designed to improve health literacy, inspire behavior change, and promote health equity.
On September 22d, Hip Hop Public Health’s “Remixing Public Health” fundraising gala, hosted by co-founder Doug E. Fresh, will feature a conversation between Niko Brim and Ms. Opal Lee. Honoree, Cheryl “Salt” James, and fellow rap pioneers Public Enemy’s Chuck D. and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels will also appear. Learn more: HERE

Unity Unlimited

Unity Unlimited, Inc. is a non-profit organization that is completely volunteer-driven with activities that help communities overcome racial and cultural division. The programs they produce provide educational activities and resources to people to foster unity and harmony regardless of race, culture, or denomination including JuneteenthFTW a community festival that highlights the initiatives of the Grandmother of Juneteenth, Ms. Opal Lee whose mission is to support human dignity through education, culture, and opportunity. Other initiatives of the organization include Opal’s Farm to address food deserts in her community and Your Voice Unleashed a free week-long fine arts workshop for the youth to build bridges of unity. Learn more: HERE

About VME (Virtual Music Entertainment)

VME is a tech-based entertainment group under the ADX Labs, Inc. group of companies. The VMEportfolio, led by industry veteran Joseph “JoJo” Brim, consists of the record music label V-Records, All Music Promo (AMP), video streaming channel VTV, and indie music streaming platform MyMy Music.

About ADX Labs, Inc.
ADX Labs is the core company in a global group of technology, entertainment and services brands and businesses. ADX independently funds the ADX Foundation, a registered non-profit philanthropic organization which has invested in children, communities, and social justice since 2013. Learn more HERE.

Prop Store’s Unique Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction

One of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies announced the results from their Los Angeles-based live auction of film and TV memorabilia, with items on offer fetching in excess of $6.2M. Prop Store’s unique Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction was held last week over two days (Thursday 27th August and Wednesday 26th August 2020) at Prop Store’s Los Angeles office and broadcast around the world via a live stream.

Hundreds of bidders from around the world took part in Prop Store’s live auction, which achieved outstanding results over two days of exciting and intensive bidding. Hundreds of props, costumes and related entertainment memorabilia were sold during Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction. 

Notable sales included (all figures stated are the total sale prices paid by the buyer, which include the buyer’s premium):

  1. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell’s (Tom Cruise) Fighter Pilot Helmet from TOP GUN (1986) sold for $325,000
  2. Darth Vader Promotional Costume With Poster-Matched Helmet from STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977) sold for $287,500
  3. Raven Bar & Well of Souls Staff of Ra Headpiece from RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) sold for $137,500
  4. Stormtrooper Helmet from STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE (1977) sold for $137,500
  5. Xenomorph Queen Model Miniature Puppet from ALIENS (1986) sold for $106,250
  6. Duros Cantina Alien Mask from STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977) sold for $100,000
  7. Josey Wales’ (Clint Eastwood) Screen-Matched Blank-Firing Hero Colt Walker-Style Revolver from THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES (1976) sold for $90,625
  8. Screen-Matched Jumanji Game Board from JUMANJI (1995) sold for $87,500
  9. Ellen Ripley’s (Sigourney Weaver) Screen-Matched Practical Special Effects Colonial Marine Flamethrower Unit from ALIENS (1986) sold for $78,125
  10. Cliff Booth’s (Brad Pitt) Blue Karmann Ghia from ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD (2019) sold for $62,500
  11. Rick Dalton’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) Yellow Cadillac Coupe De Ville from ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD (2019) sold for $56,250
  12. Sergeant Apone’s (Al Matthews) Screen-Matched U.S. Colonial Marines Armor Costume from ALIENS(1986) sold for $53,125
  13. RoboCain (Tom Noonan) Stop-Motion Puppet from ROBOCOP 2 (1990) sold for $40,625
  14. Freeman Lowell’s (Bruce Dern) Screen-Matched Hero Costume from SILENT RUNNING (1972) sold for $40,625
  15. Pvt. Frost’s (Ricco Ross) Screen-Matched Helmet from ALIENS (1986) sold for $37,500
  16. Marty McFly’s (Michael J. Fox) Left Nike MAG Sneaker from BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II (1989) sold for $34,375
  17. Lisle Von Rhuman’s (Isabella Rossellini) Potion Vial from DEATH BECOMES HER (1992) sold for $34,375
  18. Steve Rogers’ (Reb Brown) Captain America Costume from CAPTAIN AMERICA (T.V. MOVIE, 1979)/CAPTAIN AMERICA II: DEATH TOO SOON (T.V. MOVIE, 1979) sold for $31,250
  19. Dinosaur Input Device (D.I.D.) Electronic Tyrannosaurus Rex Armature from JURASSIC PARK (1993) sold for $31,250
  20. Xenomorph Alien Display with Tail from ALIEN: RESURRECTION (1997) sold for $25,000
  21. Neil Armstrong’s (Ryan Gosling) Screen-Matched Gemini Spacesuit from FIRST MAN (2018) sold for $25,000
  22. Judge Joseph Dredd’s (Sylvester Stallone) Costume with Stunt Components from JUDGE DREDD (1995) sold for $23,750
  23. Scissorhands’ (Johnny Depp) Scissorhands from EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (1990) sold for $22,500

Some of the least expensive lots in the auction included a Bat-Signal Blueprint from Joel Schumacher’s BATMAN FOREVER (1995) which sold for $438 (£336), and a lot of Ari Gold’s (Jeremy Piven’s) Cigars and Business Cards from the TV series ENTOURAGE (2004-2011) sold for $594 (£456).

Brandon Alinger, Prop Store’s COO commented on the auction:

“Prop Store’s first-ever Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction out of Los Angeles was a resounding success. The bidders were out in force and we had more registrants than any prior auction of this type. Maverick proved that he is still dangerous, with the Top Gun Maverick fighter pilot helmet selling for an incredible $325,000 with the buyer’s premium – more than five times its pre-sale estimate price. Darth Vader, cinema’s greatest villain, was not far behind – an original 1977 Vader touring costume sold for over $285,000 with buyer’s premium. We thank the many film fans and collectors who took part in the event and look forward to our next auction, which will be later this year from our London office.”

Prop Store’s annual UK Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction is back later this year, with an exciting two-day event taking place on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd December 2020, featuring 900 lots – giving collectors another opportunity to get their hands on incredible pieces of movie history. Register for the auction now HERE.

Van Eaton Galleries × Disneyland

Van Eaton Galleries, the world’s premier Disneyland and animation auction gallery, has announced results from this weekend’s two-day “Disneyland: The First 65 Years” auction which took place on Saturday, August 15, 2020 and Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, California. Original estimates were topped as bidders from around the globe bidhigh and bid often on-site, via the phone and online.

Result highlights include an Original Haunted Mansion Stretching Portrait which sold for $90,625 with an original estimate of $50,000; a Multi-Signed Haunted Mansion Concept print which sold for $3,625 with an original estimate of $400-600; a Splash Mountain Fast Pass Sign which sold for $15,000 with an original estimate of $800-$1,000; a Walt Disney & Artists signed “The Art of Animation” which sold for $25,000 with an original estimate of $4,000-$6,000; a Pirates of the Caribbean Entrance Sign Artist’s Proof which sold for $17,500 with an original estimate of $800-$1,000; an Enchanted Tiki Room Fountain Shield Prop which sold for $29,375 with an original estimate of $4,000-$6,000; a Halloween Celebration Pumpkin Prop which sold for $2,500 with an original estimate of $200-$400; a Project Florida: A Whole New Disney World Book which sold for $3,400 with an original estimate of $500-$800; A Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort Prop Flag which sold for $3,125 with an original estimate of $100-$200; a Collection of Jungle Cruise Props which sold for $4,375 and a Prop Egg from EPCOT’s EGGstravaganza which sold for $3,000 with an original estimate of $800-$1,200.

Other result highlights of the two-day Disneyland:

The First 65 Years auction included a Hatbox Ghost Haunted Mansion Maquette which sold for $11,562; a Walt Disney Studios Street Sign Replica which sold for $8,125; a Disneyland Insurance Engineering Report and Fold Out Map which sold for $10,625; a Joe Fowler Signed Disneyland Letter which sold for $11,875; an Original Blue Bayou Table and Chairs which sold for $7,187; a Pirates of the Caribbean Attraction Poster which sold for $10,625; Don DeFore’s Silver Banjo Entrance Sign which sold for $56,250; a Haunted Mansion one-of-a-kind Grandfather Clock Plate which sold for $3,125; an Original Fantasyland Attraction Poster which sold for $23,750 and an Original Space Mountain Attraction Vehicle that sold for $53,125;

Walt Disney theme parks have welcomed over 200 million visitors since they openedand Walt Disney park-related memorabilia remains one of the hottest collectibles ofthe last several decades, with prices increasing more than 500% on many items over the last five years.

The “Disneyland: The First 65 Years” auction covered decades of Disney history, from the 1950s through present day. The extraordinary collection had taken years to amass and came from ex-employees of the park and their families, as well as from avid collectors and enthusiasts around the globe.

For more information or to order a collectible catalog click HERE

Superhero illustrated by Mina Tocalini for 360 MAGAZINE.

Marvel TV Auction

Prop Store, one of the leading film and TV memorabilia companies, in association with ABC Studios and Marvel Entertainment, has today announced the first MARVEL TELEVISION LIVE AUCTION to feature original costumes, props and set decoration from Marvel’s longest running live action television series MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. 

Over 500 lots will be offered in this live auction, which takes place this November. Fans can register now to bid in the auction and to get updates at www.propstore.com/marvel.

Additional preview galleries focused on each of the seven seasons will be made available every Friday starting August 14th. Lots offered will span across each season, including items from many of the characters who originated from the series and others who make appearances from the broader Marvel Cinematic Universe or the pages of Marvel Comics.

Highlights of the upcoming auction that fans and collectors can bid on with estimated sale prices include:

  • Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie’s Signature Shotgun Axe from Season 7, Est. $10,000 – $15,000
  • Daisy “Skye” Johnson’s “Quake” Costume from Season 5, Est. $8,000 – $10,000
  • Robbie Reyes’ “Ghost Rider” Costume from Season 4, Est. $8,000 – $10,000
  • The Darkhold Book from Season 4 and Marvel’s Runaways, Est. $8,000 – $10,000
  • Mike Petersen’s “Deathlok” Costume from Season 5, Est. $6,000 – $8,000
  • Bobbi Morse’s “Mockingbird” Costume with Batons from Season 2, Est. $6,000 – $8,000
  • Deke Shaw’s Space Costume with Light-Up Helmet and Light-Up Gravitonuim Belt from Season 5, Est. $6,000 – $8,000
  • Jeffrey Mace’s “The Patriot” Stunt Costume from Season 4, Est. $6,000 – $8,000
  • Nick Fury’s Costume Components with Toolbox Cube from Season 1, Est. $5,000 – $7,000
  • AIDA’s “Madame Hydra” Full Cloak Costume with Wig from Season 4, Est. $3,000 – $5,000
  • Asgardian Berserker Staff Pieces from Season 1, Est. $3,000 – $5,000
  • Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez’s Gloves from Seasons 5-7, Est. $3,000 – $5,000
  • Phil Coulson’s Light-Up S.H.I.E.L.D. Badge from Season 1, Est. $2,500 – $3,500
  • Melinda May’s Hydra Costume from Season 4, Est. $2,500 – $3,500
  • Phil Coulson’s Chronicom LMD Costume from Seasons 6 & 7, Est. $1,500-$2,500

Each item comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Prop Store and Marvel Entertainment EVP and Creative Director, Joe Quesada.  

Prop Store is offering a free chance to win a production used Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D “C.A.S.T.” chairback or one of four S.H.I.E.L.D. or Hydra production made patches to five winners who register for the auction. 

Chuck Costas, VP of Business Development & Operations for Prop Store, commented on the upcoming auction: “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D was an innovative series that brought together an original S.H.I.E.L.D team with Marvel favorites from the broader Marvel Cinematic Universe and pages of Marvel Comics.  We’re excited to offer Marvel fans a curated selection of the most iconic props and costumes from the greatest moments in all seven seasons of this classic television series.  It’s amazing to see some of these gadgets and costumes in person… and now we’re giving people a chance to own them!” 

Mike Pasciullo, SVP, Marvel Marketing and Communications, spoke about the upcoming auction: “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was not only our first live action television series, it’s also Marvel Television’s longest running television series. This show was truly made for the fans and it has been the fans’ support and excitement that has allowed us to have seven amazing seasons. I cannot imagine a better way to celebrate that fandom than by giving everyone a chance to add authentic pieces of this ground breaking series to their cherished collections.”

Operating since 1998, Prop Store founder Stephen Lane’s love for movies led him to begin hunting for the same props and costumes that were used to create his favorite films. He found that he could not only provide collectors with access to their most coveted pieces, but also establish archival standards for a new, pop-culture hybrid of fine art and memorabilia collecting – prop art. Prop Store handles prop disposal, sale, archive and auction services to production companies and distributors as well as fixed price item sale on its website.

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.

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Porsche Spyder illustrated by Mina Tocalini for 360 MAGAZINE.

Bonhams Motorcar Auction

Bonhams 23rd annual Quail Lodge Auction is giving classic car collectors a virtual – but live – experience streamed directly from Bonhams’ Los Angeles saleroom on Friday, August 14. This platinum-grade auction will have all the components of a traditional auction with a live auctioneer taking bids from around the world, on the phone, online and by commission bid. The added advantage is that Bonhams’ international clientele can follow all the action as it unfolds from anywhere around the world.     

There will be a superb, curated selection of exceptional collectors’ motorcars, all of which will feature in a print and online auction catalog. ‘Virtual viewings’, in which clients from around the globe can schedule a video call with one of our specialists to examine a specific car in detail from front to back, will be offered in addition to the opportunity to see the motorcars in person by appointment at preview venues around the United States.       

1959 PORSCHE 718 RSK SPYDER

  • 1959 Bahamas Speed Week multiple First Place Winner
  • Ex-Bernie Vihl, raced by Bob Holbert
  • In the present ownership since 1974

1957 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA SPRINT VELOCE

  • One of 18 Sprint Veloce Zagatos produced  
  • Coachwork by Zagato
  • Mille Miglia eligible

1920 VAUXHALL D-TYPE TOURING

  • Coachwork by Jackson, Jones & Collins 
  • Eligible for many tours and rallies

Consign to the Quail Motorcar Auction,  Live from Los Angeles by 10 July 2020.   

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Disneyland illustrated by Mina Tocalini for 360 MAGAZINE.

Van Eaton Gallery – Disney Auction

The 65th anniversary of Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California is this month. It is a one for millions of fans worldwide, and an important milestone in the history of American pop culture. With Disney theme parks closed across the globe due to the pandemic, Van Eaton Galleries will celebrate the anniversary of Disneyland with an exciting free exhibition and auction. The auction event Disneyland: The First 65 Years will take place at Van Eaton Galleries over two days, Saturday, August 15th, 2020 and Sunday, August 16th, 2020 beginning at 10:00 a.m. each day.

The on-site auction will follow all COVID-19 guidelines. The auction house will also stream the auction live and bidders can participate by phone or online.

The collection to be offered includes over 1,100 rare artifacts which trace the history of the iconic theme parks and Walt Disney’s vision from their inception to present day. Many of the items are coming to public display and auction for the very first time. The items include some of the earliest documents and conceptual pieces representing Walt’s visions for Disneyland and Walt Disney World, as well as extraordinary theme park props, ride vehicles, audio-animatronic figures, hand-painted attraction pieces, very rare early documents, remarkable memorabilia, signs, and more.

Walt Disney theme parks have welcomed over 200 million visitors since they opened and Walt Disney park-related memorabilia remains one of the hottest collectibles of the last several decades, with prices increasing more than 500% on many items over the last five years. The vast array of items to be offered at auction will surprise even the most avid collectors. Several iconic pieces in the collection date back to 1954, a full year before Disneyland opened. The collection also includes ephemera, stage-worn articles, artwork, programs, souvenirs, and more. Also featured in the Disneyland: The First 65 Years’ auction will be several items from Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Disneyland Tokyo and Hong Kong Disneyland. An unusual item in the auction is a very rare sign for Don DeFore’s original Silver Banjo Barbeque. DeFore was a famous actor in the 1950s and 1960s and was a close friend of Walt’s. He opened a restaurant called Don DeFore’s Silver Banjo Barbeque and it was the only place in Disneyland that had the name of a living person on it other than Walt Disney. They are featured in the book Growing Up Disneyland and have never gone up for auction before.

Highlights include stage and screen star Don DeFore’s original signage for his Silver Banjo Barbeque restaurant in Frontierland (Estimate: $60,000-$80,000), this sign represents the only person other than Walt Disney that had his name on a sign in Disneyland; a unique 1955 Disneyland Plot Plan created as part of an engineering report (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000); an extremely rare Gold VIP ticket to the park’s opening day (Estimate $3,000-$5,000); a collection of never-before-seen 16mm films taken by Disney Legend Milt Albright that showcase locations on Main Street as they appeared when the park first opened (Estimate: $500-$800); an original hand-painted Stretch Painting from the Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World (Estimate $60,000-$80,000); an original Space Mountain Ride Vehicle from Disneyland (Estimate $40,000-$60,000); original Attraction Posters from Disneyland (Estimates $8,000-$15,000); a Walt Disney Signed Disneyland Guidebook (Estimate $4,000-$6,000); a park used It’s a Small World Attraction Poster (Estimate: $2,000-$4,000); an original Haunted Mansion Tombstone Prop (Estimate ($8,000-$10,000), and hundreds of other items.

Walt Disney’s words from the dedication of Disneyland on July 17, 1955, have never been truer than they are today: Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America; with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.

Other highlights include an original Eyvind Earle concept painting for the Sleeping Beauty Castle walk-through (Estimate: $10,000-$15,000);  a rare Shooting Gallery rifle from the Main Street Shooting Gallery (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000); a hand-painted Fountain Shield prop from the Enchanted Tiki Room (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000); an It’s a Small World Animatronic Doll (Estimate: $15,000-$20,000); a Dumbo the Flying Elephant prop (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000); original paintings by Imagineer Walt Peregoy from the park’s opening year (Estimates: $2,000-$4,000); early Club 33 artwork (Estimate: $600-$800); a Haunted Mansion Ghost Maquette (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000); an original hand-drawn mock-up of the Pirates of the Caribbean souvenir guidebook (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000); a 1954 original concept drawing of Tomorrowland (Estimate: $8,000-$10,000); an original Epcot Center overview prepared for President Jimmy Carter (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000); and much, much more.

Our Disneyland: The First 65 Years auction showcases the history of Walt Disney’s original vision for his park, and its growth to today. This collection brings together a massive and varied array of artwork, props, original paintings and drawings, memorabilia, and collectibles from the most famous family of theme parks in the world. The auction offers the excitement of very rare items never sold before at auction, but also evokes a sense of nostalgia and sentimentality for those artists and performers whose work helped shape and define our popular culture. We are honored to be able to offer such remarkable items to fans and collectors around the globe and to be able to offer this collection during the 65th anniversary of Walt Disney’s original theme park, Disneyland.

The Disneyland: The First 65 Years; auction covers decades of Disney history, from the 1950s through today. The extraordinary collection has taken years to amass and comes from ex-employees of the park and their families, as well as from avid collectors and enthusiasts around the globe. Van Eaton Galleries will conduct the two-day auction on-site, online, and by phone. Interested bidders are encouraged to register early. Media interested in covering the event is requested to email or call the press contact listed below.

DISNEYLAND: THE FIRST 65 YEARS LOCATION

Van Eaton Galleries, 13613 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California 91423

LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION

Session 1: Saturday, August 15th, 2020 (10:00 A.M. Pacific Time)

Session 2: Sunday, August 16th, 2020 (10:00 A.M. Pacific Time)

EXCLUSIVE MEDIA PREVIEW ON DISNEYLAND’S 65TH BIRTHDAY!

Friday July 24th, 2020 10 AM to 6 PM

FREE PUBLIC EXHIBITION

Saturday, July 25th – Friday, August 14th, 2020

Tuesdays through Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sundays 12 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. PT

EXHIBITION IS BY RESERVATION ONLY AND LIMITED AS TO COVID-19 GUIDELINES

Van Eaton Galleries is one of the world’s premier original animation art and collectibles galleries. The Gallery is located in Sherman Oaks, California and specializes in unique original animation artwork. Established in 1994, the gallery offers distinct collections from the world of animation and special exhibits and events for collectors, fans and guests from around the globe. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Van Eaton Galleries has offered such collections as That’s from Disneyland, The Story of Disneyland, The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss, and animation artwork from Disney, Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Hanna-Barbera, Don Bluth, and many others. For more information, please visit www.vegalleries.com.

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Davis Phinney × Allied Cycleworks

Ex-Pro Cyclist turned artist Taylor Phinney is auctioning a beautiful hand painted Allied Able bike from now – end of July.

Former Olympic cyclist Davis Phinney, his son, National Champion, Taylor Phinney, and Allied Cycleworks have embarked on The Next Stage, coming together with bike industry friends to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s, the Davis Phinney Foundation, helping people with Parkinson’s live well TODAY and driving cutting-edge, early-stage quality of life research. Donate here. Learn more about the bike in this video, here.

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Future Galerie’s Social Justice Auctions

Future Galerie, a unified art auction and sweepstakes platform, today announced the debut of its ongoing series of art auctions, with 100% of proceeds going to support social justice organizations that are taking deliberate actions to end systemic racism and create a more just and tolerant future. Future Galerie is produced by creative production house CANVAS Chicago.

CANVAS’ Creative Director Alaiia Gujral, along with co-curators Lonnie Edwards and Dont Fret, have assembled an impressive roster of acclaimed participating artists including Max Sansing, Adam Lucas (formerly Hanksy), JC Rivera, Kate Lynn Lewis, Dont Fret, Mauricio Ramirez, Lefty Out There, Langston Allston, Lala Abaddon, Liz Flores, Eva Carlini, Afrokilla, Shaurya Kumar (SAIC), Revise CMW, Troy Scat, and more to be announced.

Those wishing to participate in the auction have the option to bid to win available artwork. Each online auction will last 8-10 days, with the first pieces for bid to be available July 1, including BLM by Left Out There, DuSable by Marco Miller and a piece from Shaurya Kumar’s series “if in a sacred land a traveler…”

Each auction will culminate with an Instagram Live Chat with the artists, hosted by Gujral. Alternatively, select pieces will be available through a sweepstakes series for those that want to participate at a lower price point to win premium artwork, but still want to support the cause.

The sweepstakes series will each run for 10-14 days. This curated selection of artists include several with a background in street art, a subculture that has risen to become recognized as a major branch of contemporary art, but has frequently been rooted in social justice messages. Max Sansing is a Chicago-based artist, with works influenced by his upbringing on the South Side of the city and most known for his piece “Culture is Power.” Sansing was the winner of the ‘Best Street Artist’ category in the 2017 “Best of Chicago” awards and has received commissions from Nike and Chicago Fire, among other accolades.

Another featured Chicago-based muralist is JC Rivera, known for his signature “Bear Champ” caricature that is instantly recognizable. The bright yellow, roughed-up bear with boxing gloves can be found all throughout Chicago and Rivera is said to be one of Chicago’s favorite artists. Based in New York, street artist Adam Lucas (formerly Hanksy) will also be donating work for the auction. Lucas layers images, text and bold design with playfully acerbic references culled from contemporary culture. Liz Flores is a muralist that paints the human form through shapes and colors, who has worked with Sephora and Lululemon and will be donating work as well. Of the 19 artists, others with a history in street art include Afrokilla, Kate Lynn Lewis, Lefty Out There, Dont Fret, Mauricio Ramirez, Marco Miller, Langston Allston, Lonnie Edwards and more. Pieces available for bidding will be gradually rolled out on the Future Galerie website.

“Though racial injustice issues have been an ongoing problem in our country, the gravity of recent events has created an atmosphere where we are all compelled to take immediate action to help combat systemic racism. As a creative producer, I felt the most effective way for me to make a difference was by bringing artists and the community together to generate momentum and support for urgently needed change,” said Future Galerie Creative Director Alaiia Gujral. “This has long been a priority for me, and this platform feels like a perfect way for us to use our resources and connections to raise money for social justice organizations on the front lines of building a more tolerant and equitable future.”

For each auction or sweepstakes, 100% of the funds raised will support organizations of the artists’ choosing, but all are focused on taking deliberate actions to combat racism and create a more just future. Charities and organizations the artists have chosen to donate their proceeds to include SkyART, Black Youth Project, Color of Change, Story Catcher Theatre, and several others that support various aspects of the Black Lives Matter movement. Throughout the duration of the auction, each artist will go live on their Instagram pages to give insights about their chosen pieces. Bidders and viewers can tune-in to the live portion of the auction on @FutureGalerie’s and the artists’ Instagram pages.

About Future Galerie

Future Galerie is a unified art auction platform that allows prominent artists and creators to raise money for social organizations, of their choosing, that are taking deliberate actions to create a more just and tolerant future. Future Galerie unites the artists’ respective audiences into one amplified voice of support, while allowing each artist to show support for organizations they are individually passionate about. Chicago-based CANVAS, a production company with a history of producing successful in-person events fusing art and music, is the umbrella organization that is producing Future Galerie.

The organizers of Future Galerie are all creative producers and creative directors, bringing people and resources together to take an active role in a solution to social justice issues.

About Creative Director Alaiia Gujral

Born in India, Gujral earned her Bachelor’s from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied Print Media, Ceramics and Fibers. During her collegiate career, she was invited to show her work at a series of exhibitions that led to her discovering her passion for art curation and cultural event production. In her work with the Gujral Foundation, an international philanthropic art and culture organization, she has directed multiple national and international projects including installations in the Venice Biennale and London Design Biennale. Gujral joined CANVAS Chicago in 2017 and established herself as the creative director of several projects including The Saideira Dinner Series and, currently, the Future Galerie online art auction platform in support of combating systemic racism.

About Co-Curator Lonnie Edwards

Lonnie Edwards is an acclaimed producer and filmmaker. With his first two films, “Parietal Guidance” and “A Ferguson Story,” the Chicago-based director quickly earned a reputation for documenting and dramatizing lives in oppressed and marginalized communities. His work has won numerous festival prizes, honors from the Gene Siskel Film Center, a spot on Film50s list for most influential people in film and he was chosen as Newcity magazine’s 2016 “Filmmaker of the Year.” His short music documentary “Exodus: Sounds of the Great Migration” screened at this year’s Pan African International Film Festival in Cannes, where it won awards for “Best Experimental Short Film” and “Best New Director.” Though he most recently has taken a hiatus from filmmaking to focus on other forms of art after premiering new works for the first time at ART BASEL MIAMI. His most recent short film “Periphery” (2019) currently ranks amongst the top 100 short films internationally by LIFT-OFF Global. Edwards continues to create art that speaks to the injustices prevalently happening in America.

About Co-Curator Dont Fret

Dont Fret is an artist born, raised and currently working in Chicago. In addition to his wheat pasting, his practice includes drawing, painting, sculpture, performance and installation-based work both on the street and in the gallery space. He has produced large-scale public murals in a number of American cities including Chicago, New York, Miami, San Francisco and Denver as well as internationally in cities like London, Helsinki, São Paulo and Berlin. His work has been in a number of gallery exhibitions nationally and internationally, with shows in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, London, and Oakland. In 2014, he was included in Paint Paste Sticker – the large Chicago street art survey at the Chicago Cultural Center. In 2016-2018, his work was prominently featured in the Netflix original series “Easy.”

About CANVAS Chicago

CANVAS Chicago is a creative production and marketing company that concepts, develops, funds, and executes art-forward public initiatives and immersive event experiences that bring together innovative creatives and producers and push the threshold of what is possible in this field in Chicago and beyond. CANVAS’ consulting studio also works with clients on creative event production, digital design, and growth marketing initiatives. CANVAS has coordinated immersive events and experiences for the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Sciences, EXPO Chicago, Art Basel, Rolling Stone Magazine, Red Bull, and many more.