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THE HORSE ATE THE ITALIAN STRAW HAT

I love old movies. However talking with friends about old movies I find myself in discussions on the Ferrari in Risky Business or the DeLorean in Back to the Future. Come on people, I’m talking about old movies, not yesterday’s fare.
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B.C.M. in Amsterdam and recent acquisitions

It has taken some time, but it’s on now. MOVIE INK. stages an exhibit dedicated to the Italian poster trinity B.C.M. alias Anselmo Ballester, Alfredo Capitani and Luigi Martinati. From November 28th you can take a closer look at arguably the
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Recent Acquisitions and webshop

Picked up a mixed bag recently of all kinds of weird and wonderful stuff. Most of these posters I will put up for sale sooner or later, a few of them will stay in the personal fault like the wonderful
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MOVIE INK. has FILMKRANT press archive

Geez, did not realize it’s almost three months since my last post. No excuses, but it has been a bit hectic. MOVIE INK. has acquired the press archive of the FILMKRANT and that takes a lot of time and space.
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Forward, with not forgetting…

In these sombre autumnal days I need something more than my usual Vitamin C tablets to get me going. Reading papers and watching television in The Netherlands sure don’t help. Crisis sells and we are buying. What a mean spirited
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Upcoming exhibit LIFE IS SWEET and WILD WILD WINTER REVISITED

MOVIE INK. and Cine Qua Non are happy to announce a new exhibit after acquiring a truely iconic movie poster that is right now in the gallery! The exhibit will take place around Christmas this year and is aptly called
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What’s in a name? The case of Tweedledum Studies Mathematics

Some time ago I posted about the movie posters in the Davidson collection we acquired. A few of them are so old that it is very hard to identify them as they don’t carry few if any text markings on
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Steef Davidson Collection – The music psychedelics of The San Francisco Five

Having grown up in the more nihilistic era of punk, I used not to care for the counterculture period of the late sixties, especially the hippy music of those days. The overindulgence of excessive soloing and seemingly pointless improvisation only
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MOVIE INK. acquired collection Steef Davidson

Been very busy this week after acquiring the poster collection of Steef Davidson in partnership with Cine Qua Non. Steef Davidson was a driven political artist and poster collector who sadly died a few years ago. This link here is
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Ada, Angelique, Lenore and the art of raising a young boy’s pulse

Unpacking a large shipment of posters brings back memories. When I was a young boy there was not a lot on television in The Netherlands with only two channels and what was on offer wasn’t what you call “exciting”. Of
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Best buys of 2011

New Years Day now, just enough time to make one list for 2011, that of my best buys in 2011. By ‘best buys’ I don’t mean the cheapest bargains or the most expensive acquisitions. The buys I love the most
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Sizes do matter (1)

Please indulge me first to get off on the title of this entry. After long and hard deliberation I was a bit dazed and weary to use the original title. In the end I decided that “Size Does Matter” might
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The Importance Of Being Artist

Pretty close to the opening of MOVIE INK. now, but I have to put in this entry first of some recent acquisitions. One of the more pleasing aspects of European movie posters is that the artist or studio responsible for
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To Conquer Fear Is The Beginning Of Wisdom

And why not quote Bertrand Russell as a tag line for a few recent acquisitions. Of course Russell meant something more than just overcoming fear in a controlled environment as a movie theatre. Fear is one of man’s primal emotions.
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Greetings From Hollywood (2)

Either WordPress does not allow multiple galleries in a single entry or I’m an even bigger computer illiterate than I thought. Anyway I wasn’t quite ready yet with all my new posters. Other favourites of mine were also included in
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Greetings From Hollywood (1)

  This week I finally got my package from Hollywood. That’s Hollywood, Florida I should add. Alas I haven’t the necessary pull in Hollywood, California yet to fulfil my movie advertising campaign needs straight from the source. Since a short
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