YES! WE ARE OPEN AGAIN – WALLEN OPEN DAGEN 18+19 and BUURTFESTIVAL 26

Wallen Open Dagen Buurtfestival MOVIE INK. AMSTERDAM

OPEN AGAIN FROM SEPTEMBER 18th 2021 The SICK SMELL OF SUCCESS is back from vacation from September 18 just in time for the Wallen Open Dagen and het Buurtfestival. WALLEN OPEN DAGEN: B-MOVIES For the Open Wallen dagen we are open both on Saturday and Sunday. For this occasion we …

TRAILER FOR PEEPING TOM EXPO – SNEAK A PEEP!

Trailer expo 60 Years Peeping Tom MOVIE★INK. AMSTERDAM in SICK SMELL OF SUCCESS

YES! We made a trailer for the expo PEEPING TOM! For our own interactive and multimedial needs. Fred – that sounds goooood!- Kienhuis and I spent a few nights to offer you the ultimate in sneak experience. For the expo itself check these posts out in Dutch and English. For …

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NIEUWE EXPO PEEPING TOM: GLUREN MET EEN MONDKAPJE!

PEEPING TOM 60 years poster exhibit MOVIE★INK. AMSTERDAM in SICK SMELL OF SUCCESS

EXPO PEEPING TOM – GLUUR VEILIG EN 24/7 NAAR FILMPOSTERS DECEMBER 2020 – JANUARI 2021 Het viel niet mee om wat te organiseren in 2020. In het voorjaar zat er niks anders op dan REBELS, ROUSERS & POSEURS met onder meer Jason Ringenberg van Jason and the Scorchers te annuleren. …

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NEW EVENT: SNEAK A PEEP! 60th ANNIVERSARY PEEPING TOM

PEEPING TOM 60 years poster exhibit MOVIE★INK. AMSTERDAM in SICK SMELL OF SUCCESS

PEEPING TOM 24/7 MOVIE POSTER EXHIBIT DECEMBER 2020 – JANUARY 2021 It has not been easy to organize anything in 2020. We had to cancel REBELS, ROUSERS & POSEURS with Jason Ringenberg in the spring. A similar fate threatened the celebration for the 60th Anniversary of PEEPING TOM directed by …

SICK SMELL OF SUCCESS OPEN AGAIN & PEEPING TOM EXHIBIT

Very pleased to announce that the SICK SMELL OF SUCCESS will re-open from Saturday May 23st onwards. We will ask you to comply with a few measures to stay safe and we have slightly different opening hours (noon to 5PM).

MOVIE INK. AMSTERDAM at DIALOGUE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY September 21st

Saturday September 21st we attend the DIALOGUE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY FAIR. With us is our choice stills collection of 20th Century actresses as well as classic movie directors such as Fritz Lang, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra, Jean-Luc Godard, Andrej Tarkovski, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini and many, many more.

NEW EXHIBIT ONSCHENDBARE GENADE (STATE OF GRACE)

NEW EXHIBIT in SICK SMELL OF SUCCESS: ONSCHENDBARE GENADE – DREYERS D’ARC DECONSTRUCTED November 3rd to December 7th 2018 90 years ago La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc, arguably the world’s first art movie, was made in France by Danish director Carl Theodore Dreyer. As critic Noel Burch has observed the …

STOP THE PRESSES!

the sick smell of succes

THE SICK SMELL OF SUCCESS OPENS IN MARCH 2018 Movie afficionado’s, collectors and experts Wim Jansen of MOVIE★INK. AMSTERDAM and Michael Helmerhorst of PICTURESEARCH have combined forces and will stake their claims together from March 2018 onwards.

MOVING ON BUT DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

Although there’s a teeny-weeny chance I might extend my stay at the Palmdwarsstraat I’m making a move. As chances are slim amyways I had to find at least a place to store the collection and archive. I found something in the center of Amsterdam which makes it possible to do …

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. It’s lonely sometimes, sniff. Who for example has heard of …

MAN WHO LAUGHS TRANSSYLVANIAN MAGIC FIND at MOVIE INK. AMSTERDAM

It’s not often that you stumble upon something really rare and exciting, but lately I can’t complain. After the exciting search to the origins of a set of rare stills for the PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC you can read again HERE, I found recently another exciting set of silent stills, …

SCHOKKEND NIEUWS LAUNCH SPECIAL POSTER EDITION, PARIS FAIR AND MORE GODFATHERS

The GODFATHERS OF MOVIE ART exhibit, by popular demand gets a refreshed extended run early 2016 with a change of some of the posters. The new refreshed exhibit will run until March 6th, so more time to acquaint yourself with the work of Italy’s greatest designers. However it’s time again …

MEET YOUR FIXER! One day exhibit in BRAKKE GROND Saturday 19th 2015

The organizers of MEET YOUR MAKER asked MOVIE INK. AMSTERDAM to dress the event for the day with a small exhibit. Of course I said yes as there is no space MIA won’t fill with posters given half a chance. It’s gonna be a challenge as I only have two …

IT’S ABOUT IDENTITY, STUPID! Exhibit from February 27th to April 11th

You have missed yesterday’s event in the ART KITCHEN CULT CLUB’S  fantastic temporary outlet at platform 1 and 2 at Amsterdam RAI train station. It was all a bit quick. In any case you can still see some of the international political posters that MOVIE★INK. AMSTERDAM provided. They are on view …

BLOW-UP OF ALL PROPORTIONS – THE OPENING OCTOBER 25TH 2014

  MOVIE INK. AMSTERDAM is happy to announce our next exhibit BLOW-UP OF ALL PROPORTIONS focusing on the artwork for Michelangelo Antonioni’s BLOW-UP and the cultural fashions of its time. The opening will be Saturday, OCTOBER 25th from 4 to 7 PM in the gallery at the Palmdwarsstraat 40, 1015 …

THIS FALL I’M GONNA GET ORGANIZIZED

Yes, it’s done! The dates for our final exhibits this year have been set. As it is 102 years ago Michelangelo Antonioni was born and it’s 48 years ago that BLOWUP was released our next exhibit is BLOW UP OF ALL PROPORTIONS. That makes a grand total of 150 years …

お楽しみください! Japanese posters update on webshop

Hi all, Had a great trip to Japan a few weeks ago and came back with a bunch of posters. It really is the best thing to actually browse through paper in stead of through the internet. Unfortunately poster shops are rapidly becoming a thing of the past, even in …

JODOROWSKY in EYE at IMAGINE and a little bit in MOVIE INK. AMSTERDAM

JODOROWSKY! was my first reaction to the news that Alejandro Jodorowsky  is coming to the IMAGINE FILMFESTIVAL this week. Not only is his new movie LA DANZA DE REALIDAD on view as is the documentary JODOROWSKY’s DUNE, he is also presented with the CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. Unfortunately I’m not able …

Hello! it’s me again

The best movie poster place in Amsterdam can’t complain about lack of attention. After the small article in SCHOKKEND NIEUWS, BELLEOOG has posted two entries about MOVIE INK. AMSTERDAM. For you who don’t know yet, BelleOog is Bas, a friend of mine, who is compiling a series of interviews in …

GOODFELLAS 2: REVENGE OF THE WHITE COLLAR NERDS

Managed to avoid the early reviews of WOLF OF WALL STREET, hurray! Just walked out of the cinema, the beautiful Tuschinski.  Going to watch it another time to and find some more flavours as you all know that a Scorsese movie is something to taste over and over again.   Okay …

WILD WILD WINTER SALE – THE THIRD COMING

DISCOUNTS ON MOVIE POSTERS, PHOTOS, BOOKS AND MAGAZINES FROM 20% UP TO A 100 % IF YOU USE YOUR HEAD RIGHT Yes it’s that time of the year again to let go of some stuff. From now to the end of January it’s our annual WILD WILD WINTER SALE. You …

WALL FOR SALE! and coming events

Just 2 days left for the exhibit of THE WORLDWIDE CONTEXT OF THE MAGIC CENTRE. Sunday the WALL OF PROTEST is going down. As a NEW YEAR’s special the entire wall (which means all the posters on the wall, not the actual wall) is for sale for 5000 euros. Yes, …

About the Worldwide Context Of The Magic Centre

Born in 1963 I can’t say I’m a sixties child, I haven’t experienced the free love, I wasn’t part of the flower people.  I do however remember as a little boy participating in Vietnam protest marches alternately shouting “Johnson murderer!” and “Nixon murderer!” In a sense I have a connection …

The Worldwide Context of the Magic Centre

From Friday November 29th we have a different exhibit on show, quite different as a matter of fact. MOVIE★INK. AMSTERDAM is joining forces with several other venues for the AMSTERDAM MAGIC CENTRE event organized by De Cult Club focusing on the PROVO-movement. For the event MOVIE★INK. AMSTERDAM and Cine Qua Non provide a …

HAMMER TIME! MOVIE INK. is closed this weekend

MOVIE INK. is closed this weekend as I’m off to London for a long weekend, nothing serious just visiting friends. As luck will have it my friends haven’t quite the edge they used to have. This means that after only two nights of drinking they feel the need to be …

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. All in all we managed to transfer 17 filing cabinets …

We have a winner!

  Quick post to inform you about the PSYCHOTIC WOMAN contest. The deadline has passed as have our holidays, so we can share the results. There was a fair amount of entries, but next time we like even more. Here are the answers to the question “WHO ARE THE PSYCHOTIC WOMEN …

MOVIE INK. is at the Antwerp Convention next Sunday

Hi, Sunday April 28 we are at the Antwerp Convention. It promises to be a great event and we hope to see you there. If you are planning to visit as well, drop us a line if you want us to bring stuff you’re particularly interested in. After the event …

PSYCHOTIC WOMEN COMPETITION

IMAGINARIUM of PSYCHOTIC WOMEN is closing soon, but not before a small competition is launched. The competition is simple enough. For the exhibit we have wrapped the gallery windows in old newspapers to create a peepshow effect. On those old newspapers we’ve mounted twelve stills. All you have to do …

MOVIE INK.’s IMAGINARIUM of PSYCHOTIC WOMEN APRIL 13 – APRIL 27

Our next exhibit parallels the Imagine Filmfestival held this year at the EYE filmmuseum from April 8 to April 17. We zoom in on the theme of the HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN inspired by Kier-La Janesse’s eponymous book. For those who haven’t yet, buy it quickly, it is cheap and interesting and a …

LA DOLCE VITA EXHIBIT OPENS JANUARY 19TH

“Salvation does not lie within four walls” says Steiner in LA DOLCE VITA, but it sure comes close in MOVIE INK. from January 19th onwards. MOVIE INK. and Cine Qua Non are proud to present a DOLCE VITA exhibit to kick off the new year. We’ve secured two of the …

MOVIE INK. WINTER SALE

It took a bit, but now I’m ready for the WILD WILD WINTER SALE. From December 14th until January 5th MOVIE INK. is not only open on Saturday, but on Friday too. I’ll have a big sale with discounts up to 50%. I’ll have special sections with posters, lobby cards …

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 place this little country can be. “Bah, humbug!” I say. …

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 LIFE IS SWEET. Yes, an exhibit spotlighting Fellini’s masterpiece LA …

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 them. A few days ago I had a brain wave …

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 inspired a rebellious disdain for these hairy old dinosaurs. The …

R.I.P. Edwin Visser

Usually I don’t do this, but thought it only fitting to pause a moment and reflect about the sad news of the sudden death of Edwin Visser. I only met him once and I like to leave the eulogies to those who knew him well, for example here. In the …

Steef Davidson Collection – the movie posters

[slideshow] Hi all! Been very,very busy with all sorts and just haven’t had the time to post earlier. Here’s the most interesting part of the movie poster collection. I will regularly update until all pics are unloaded – even the posters I would consider less interesting- and I have gathered …

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 his obituary by the International Institute for Social History and …

STILL LIFE – the flipside side of glamour

Please don’t forget to attend the opening June 16th at 4 PM of STILL LIFE – the flipside of glamour. This new exhibit offers a few insights in the glamour period that is the fifties and early sixties when everything still was innocent, colourful, happy and sexist. This light side …

NEXT EXHIBIT: STILL LIFE – the flipside of glamour

I’m happy to report that MOVIE INK. will have a spanking new exhibit from June 16th. STILL LIFE – the flipside of glamour will be a multi-medial experience by young and talented artists Bas van Wieringen and Anna Zwartjes assisted by found footage of yours truly mixed up all together …

COMPETITION TIME!

This Sunday I will be at the film convention in the Tour & Taxis in Brussels as I’ve written earlier in is it weird in here. I thought it would be nice to have a small competition as a small dedication to genrefilms and to add some Facebook friends and …

Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

It’s spring again and once again I’m reminded of the above quote of Steven Wright. Spring is the season for the weird and wonderful. Spring is the season of adolescence. Bulbs and other young growths are sprouting enthusiastically and surprisingly, often unsightly, but ready to grow into something beautiful. Two …

Gallery Features – Posters for sale

Somewhat reluctantly I’ve added a FOR SALE category. I did not want to combine general poster talk with sales pitches, but one of the purposes of the gallery is to sell stuff…..  As I don’t have the know-how to make a decent site designed for selling, I’ll try to stir …

Video portraits and Future Pass

It’s always good to refresh the soul as it were by going on a trip. Even more so if your iPhone is stolen for the second time in a row attending a Gogol Bordello gig. Eugene if you read this, you can take this gypsy punk thing a bit too …

Fukushima Mon Amour Revisited – Monsters, Mankind and Nature

I still have to give a little background for the current exhibit. Since the opening of the gallery I’ve been lucky to acquire a half sheet poster from the original GODZILLA movie. That in itself is enough reason to write a bit more about the whys of the exhibit. GODZILLA …

MOVIE INK. is open – Fukushima Mon Amour

Well that was nice.  Yesterday MOVIE INK. officially opened and the first exhibition is launched. It was quite tough to decide what to have as an exhibition as the gallery is quite small. Also it had to be something that encapsulates what MOVIE INK. should be, that is fun with …

UPDATE ON OPENING MOVIE INK.

MOVIE INK. opens officially with a drink Saturday July 2nd between 15.00 and 18.00 hours at the Palmdwarsstraat 40 in Amsterdam.   FlyerOpening

Coming soon! MOVIE INK. The Gallery

I took a few snaps of the future workspace of MOVIE INK. in the Palmdwarsstraat 40 in Amsterdam. I’m sharing the space with a friend of mine. She uses the top part for her BEADS HEAVEN jewelry workshops, I use the entree for the exhibitions and other miscellaneous activities. We …