From Russia, With Love

  • Alexandra Foster

Film lovers and Russian avant-garde aficionados alike should take note of the offering from the personal collection of author Susan Pack, an authority on film posters, which comprises 280 rare Russian film posters from the mid-1920s through the 1930s. The posters were amassed over a 20-year period, creating the broadest collection of posters in this category that exists in private hands.

“This collection is truly unique in its size, scope, and historical relevance,” says Mickey Ross, whose art company The Ross Art Group Inc. is acting as agent for the seller. Ross believes the collection is best suited for a private collector or museum with means to showcase the collection in its entirety. Although the posters were designed by Russian graphic designers and artists, the depictions are often of American films starring notable actors of the time, including Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, and Buster Keaton. The collection, currently stored in an art warehouse in New York, is available for private viewing by appointment only.

Interested buyers may submit a proposal stating an intended purchase amount, although Ross says the collection is expected to fetch upwards of $4 million. (www.rossartgroup.com)

Photo by Richard P. Goodbody Inc.
The antiquities dealer Les Enluminures will offer a large collection of biblical manuscripts…
The sale will feature architectural treasures salvaged from around the world…
Sotheby's
Standout items include a set of Wang Qi panel paintings expected to fetch as much as $700,000...
Illustration by Bruce Morser
Santiago Barberi Gonzalez travels the world in search of compelling art and design...
The show will showcase works from Peter Paul Rubens, Gortzius Geldorp, and more…
Photo by Michiel Elsevier Stokmans
The top lot could fetch as much as $450,000…
timothy c. fabrizio and george f. paul
After more than a century, gramophones, phonographs, and cylinder players are prized as...
Bloomsbury Auctions
With a drumbeat of 50th anniversaries, Beatlemania breaks loose all over again...
The show will exhibit exceptional offerings from 72 dealers and galleries…