Monday, October 27, 2014

New Travis Louie Original Art In-Stock

Boogie Men Original Art Signed by Travis Louie
Travis Louie is a revered figure in the contemporary art movement known as pop surrealism. His imaginary world is grounded in Victorian and Edwardian times and inhabited by human oddities, mythical beings, and otherworldly characters. Each portrait (in this case, Ornamental Boogie Man and Gardening Boogie Man) is accompanied by biographical or anecdotal text that encourages the viewer to look past the physical. These intimate revelations are what differentiate Louie’s strange visitors from everyday strangers encountered in the real world, whose individual oddities are either up for interpretation or stowed neatly out of sight. Abnormality is normal, it is simply a matter of whether it exists on a sleeve or in a closet. Approximately 11 x 14 inches. Graphite on paper. Hand-signed by Travis Louie. Very fine condition. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Happy Birthday Minnie Pearl

Stars of Country Music Print - Signed by Roy Acuff, Minnie Pearl, Porter Wagoner, Slim Whitman, + 14 more
Happy birthday to country comedian Minnie Pearl (1912-1996), best known for her over 50 years of appearances at Grand Ole Opry and on the television show Hee Haw (1969 - 1991). Our Collector's Treasure of the Day is this "Stars of Country Music" 24 x 30 inch artist proof which has been hand-signed by eighteen country-western music legends against the background of a superbly rendered gold record: Roy Acuff, Don Gibson, Ferlin Husky, Sonny James, Grandpa Jones, Minnie Pearl, Webb Pierce, Johnny Rodriguez, T. G. Shepard, The Statler Brothers (4 signatures), Hank Thompson, Porter Wagoner, Slim Whitman and Faron Young. The poster was produced in 1981 by the company Art Merchant. In Very Fine Condition. The edition was to have contained 1,000 numbered prints and 100 artist's proofs, but a snowstorm in Nashville curtailed the signing, with only 700 or so of the prints completed. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Bob Kane

Batman & Me: The Saga Continues… An Autobiography by Bob Kane in Slipcase with Autographed Batman Seal
Happy birthday to Batman's creator Bob Kane (1915-1998). Our Collector's Treasure of the Day is Batman & Me: The Saga Continues… An Autobiography by Bob Kane in Slipcase with Autographed Batman Seal. In it, Kane ells the story of the birth of Batman, The Joker, and Two-Face; includes three complete Batman stories from 1940 (World's Fair) and 1942 (World's Finest); rare drawings, photographs, memorabilia and more. This is a revised and updated edition of the 1989 title, with four additional chapters talking about the 1940s serial, the 1960s television show, and the first three Batman films. Gold-embossed hardcover in slipcase. Includes a 4.5 x 8 inch gold foil Batman logo seal hand-signed in gold ink by Kane. In Excellent condition. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La plus third party COA.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Happy Birthday Weird Al

Weird Al: The Book Hand-Signed by Weird Al Yankovic
Happy birthday to the undisputed king of pop-culture parody Weird Al Yankovic! He has sold more comedy recordings than any other artist in history, receiving three Grammy Awards (and 14 nominations) in the process. He's man behind classics such as “Eat It,” “Amish Paradise,” and “White & Nerdy”.  Our Collector's Treasure of the Day is an autographed First Edition of  the comprehensive illustrated tribute to this icon, Weird Al: The Book. Covering more than three decades of hilarious songs, videos, concert performances, and his life story in words and pictures, and featuring an introduction, lists, tweets, and photo captions from Yankovic himself, Weird Al: The Book is the ultimate companion piece to an extraordinary career. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Happy Birthday Bela Lugosi

Bela Lugosi Hand-Signed Photo
Happy birthday to Dracula star Bela Lugosi (1882 - 1956), best remembered for his roles in Universal Pictures horror films. Our Collector's Treasure of the Day is this glossy 3.25 x 5 inch photo photograph which has been hand-signed by the Hollywood screen legend. Photo shows Lugosi smoking a cigar, signed in the lower border in blood-red fountain pen. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La plus RR Auction COA.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Happy Birthday John Lithgow

Drama Autographed by John Lithgow / Lithgow in Buckaroo Banzai
Happy birthday to Emmy Award-winning actor John Lithgow, known for his roles in the films The World According to Garp (1982) and Terms of Endearment (1983), receiving an Academy Award nomination for each. Lithgow is also remembered as the Reverend Shaw Moore in Footloose, Dick Solomon on the NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun, the voice of Lord Farquaad in Shrek, and pictured here as Dr. Emilio Lizardo/Lord John Whorfin in the cult film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984). Our Collector's Treasure of the Day is this brand new First Edition hardcover memoir hand-signed by the star. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Spotlight on The Martian Chronicles Cover Art

The Martian Chronicles Limited Edition Print Hand-Signed by Ray Bradbury and Artist Robert Watson
Our Collector's Treasure of the Day is this artist proof from The Martian Chronicles signed by both legendary sci-fi author Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) and surrealist painter Robert Watson (1923-2004). Watson created the stunning cover art for the second 1953 edition of Bradbury's famous tome. Poster is headed ''Ray Bradbury / The Martian Chronicles'' and portrays a solitary human being, surrounded by decaying structural columns. Signed ''Ray Bradbury'' in pencil to center and ''R. Watson'' in pencil to right side. Numbered in an edition of 200. 22 x 30 inches and in Excellent condition. With a COA from the Ray Bradbury estate.

We also happen to have the incredible original cover art available for the 1979 edition by Ian Miller:

Ian Miller Original Cover Art for The Martian Chronicles

Friday, October 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Tim Robbins

Tim Robbins Autographed Photo
Happy birthday to actor and filmmaker Tim Robbins, best known for his rolls in Bull DurhamJacob's LadderThe PlayerThe Shawshank Redemption, and Mystic River. He also directed such critically acclaimed films as Dead Man Walking. Our Collector's Treasure of the Day is this 8x10 inch black and white glossy photo which has been hand-signed by Robbins. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La.

Happy Birthday Margot Kidder

Superman Photo Autographed by Margot Kidder
Happy birthday to actress Margot Kidder, best known for her roles in Sisters (1973), Black Christmas (1974), Superman (1978), and The Amityville Horror (1979). Our Collector's Treasure of the Day is this 8 x 10 inch photo which has been hand-signed in person by Kidder as Lois Lane from the Superman films. Crisp clear signature on a mint glossy photograph. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Penny Marshall

Laverne and Shirley Cast Photo Autographed by Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, Michael McKean, and David Lander
Happy birthday to actress, producer, and director Penny Marshall, best known in her role as Laverne DeFazio on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley (1976 - 1983) and as director of such films as Big (1988), Awakenings (1990), and A League of Their Own (1992).  Our Collector's Treasure of the Day is this 8 x 10 inch color glossy photograph from Laverne & Shirley which has been hand-signed in person by stars Penny Marshall (Laverne), Cindy Williams (Shirley), Michael McKean (Lenny), and David Lander (Squiggy). Very Fine Condition. Provenance Hollywood Show reunion, Los Angeles. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Happy Birthday Roger Moore

James Bond Photo Hand-Signed by Roger Moore and Richard Kiel
Happy birthday to English actor Sir Roger Moore, best known as British secret agent James Bond in seven films (1973 - 1985) and as Simon Templar in the TV series The Saint (1962 - 1969). Our Collector's Treasure of the Day is this 8 x 10 inch color photograph which has been hand-signed in person by the late Richard Kiel (1939 - 2004) as Jaws and Moore. 7 foot 2 inch Kiel played the villain in both The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979). Crisp clear signatures on a mint glossy photograph. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La.

Monday, October 13, 2014

$50 Off Halloween Autographed Limited Edition Poster

Halloween Limited Edition Poster Hand-Signed by Jamie Lee Curtis, Nick Castle, John Carpenter
This limited edition of only 100 Halloween 16 x 24 inch posters has been personally hand-signed by the 1978 horror film's stars, Jamie Lee Curtis (Laurie Strode), The Shape (Michael Myers) himself, Nick Castle and writer, producer, director and composer of the classic Halloween films, John Carpenter. Printed in beautiful, rich color on the finest paper, poster ships affixed with an authentication hologram and includes Certificates of Authenticity featuring photos of Ms. Curtis, Mr. Castle and Mr. Carpenter signing the poster. Crisp clear signatures on a mint glossy poster. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Billy Idol's Autographed Memoir Now In-Stock - Limited Quantities!

Dancing with Myself Book Hand-Signed by Billy Idol
In his long-awaited autobiography, Dancing with Myself, 1980s musician Billy Idol delivers an electric, searingly honest account of his journey to fame - from his early days as front man of the pioneering UK punk band Generation X to the decadent life atop the dance-rock kingdom he ruled - delivered with the same in-your-face attitude and fire his fans have embraced for decades. First Edition Hardcover hand-signed in person by Idol in Los Angeles. Fine unread condition. Includes flyer from the event. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Happy Birthday True Blood's Stephen Moyer

True Blood Limited Edition Poster Autographed by Creator and Entire Cast
Happy birthday to Stephen Moyer, the English actor and director who is best known as vampire Bill Compton in the HBO series True Blood (2008-2014). Our Collector's Treasure of the Day 18 x 24 inch autographed True Blood print (from a limited edition of 250 unsigned copies). To benefit the Paley Center, this one-of-a-kind treasure has been hand-signed by director/writer Alan Ball, and stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Ryan Kwanten, Nelsan Ellis, Sam Trammel, Rutina Wesley, Deborah Ann Woll, Chris Bauer, Todd Lowe, Carrie Preston, Joe Manganiello, Marshall Allman, Kristin Bauer, Jim Parrack, Kevin Alejandro and Alexander Skarsgard. Fine condition. Provenance Paley Center for Media. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Spotlight on Illustrator Charles Gates Sheldon



Charles Gates Sheldon (1889 - 1960) is an artist best known for his pin-ups, Hollywood, and fashion drawings for magazines from about 1900 to the 1930s. He was one of the highest paid illustrators of his time and studied under the famed Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha in Paris. Collector's Shangri-La is proud to feature several newly acquired Sheldon originals including work from the Estate of Charles Martignette, collector, historian, and author of The Great American Pin-Up.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Penultimate Baby Tattooville

We didn't know it until our farewell brunch, but Baby Tattooville 8 was the second-to-last Baby Tattooville ever. For the uninitiated, Baby Tattooville is a weekend-long event celebrating the contemporary art community held at the Mission Inn in Riverside, CA. Organized by Bob Self and Baby Tattoo Books, this year's contingent included artists Laurie Lee Brom, Brom, Jeff Soto, Eric Fortune, Brian Smith, Miss Mindy, Brandi Milne, Joe Sorren, Johnny "KMNDZ" Rodriguez, Tara McPherson, Bob Dob, Gris Grimly, Lola, and Rick O'Brien. Collector's Shangri-La has been fortunate to participate for the past four years, and we had an incredible time as always!

Baby Tattooville Exhibit Opening at the Riverside Art Museum

11 in 1 Signed Print with Original Art by Miss Mindy 

Lola and Brandi Milne adding Gumby and Pokey to the Art Jam Painting 

Original Sketchbook Contribution by Lola 
Original Sketchbook Contribution by Brandi Milne 

artists Laurie Lee Brom and Brom with Collector's Shangri-La's Kevin Segall 

Collector Chip Joslin with his Newly Acquired Brom Original

Original Sketchbook Contribution by Brom 

Original Sketchbook Contribution by Darren Goldman 

Original Sketchbook Contribution by Eric Fortune 

Original Sketchbook Contribution by Gris Grimly 

Gris Grimly (and family) as he begins work on the cover 
for a new edition of Ray Bradbury's Halloween Tree 

Original Sketchbook Contribution by Alex "Defer" 

Original Sketchbook Contribution by Johnny KMNDZ Rodriguez 

Stephanie Rogers with Scott Land's Clown Puppet 

Gabby Grave and Puppeteer Scott Land 

Bob Dob Customizing his Mousketeer Art Toys 

Original Sketchbook Contribution by Bob Dob 

Lola and Andy Stern of Diesel Fuel Prints with Tara McPherson 

Original Sketchbook Contribution by Tara McPherson 

Miss Mindy, KMNDZ, and Darren Goldman at work 

Miss Mindy and Johnny KMNDZ Rodriguez 

Original Sketchbook Contribution by Rick O'Brien 

Tara McPherson, Rick O'Brien, Brandi Milne, Lola and Gabby Grave at the Art Jam 

Original Sketchbook Contribution by Jeff Soto 

Collectors Sandy and Tomas Brudvik with Chip Joslin and an incredible painting by Joe Sorren 

Kevin Segall and Stephanie Rogers at Tio's Tacos 

Stephanie Rogers and Kevin Segall at Tio's Tacos

Original Oil Painting by Brian Smith 

Assortment of Gift Bag Goodies from Baby Tattooville 2014