|SOLD for $67,166.00.|
The old record was $65,000 set at Swann Gallery in 2006.
The beautiful stone lithograph originally came from the collection of theater owner Charles A. Dyas who kept it from when he first showed The Grim Game at his theater in 1919. He left his poster collection to his children in 1990. They consigned it to Christie's in 1995 where this poster sold for $19,550. Today it did a little better than that.
(What was I just saying about a Houdini boom market?)
In 2012 the website Paste Magazine.com named this the Best Movie Poster of 1919.
Congratulations to auctioneer Bruce Hershenson and to the buyer of this beauty!