TRIPPY HUNGARIAN STAR WARS PSYCHEDELIC PAINTINGS SOLD AT AUCTION
Hungarian versions of sci fi posters are some of the dopest pieces of artwork you will see in the entertainment industry. Seriously, check them out. And on May 31st the original paintings for these psychedelic Star Wars posters went to auction, selling for tens of thousands of dollars.
When Helényi’s artwork is discussed it is often assumed that he probably hadn’t even watched the movies before he painted these poster artworks. In an interview he refuted these accusations, saying that he did see–and enjoyed–all of the movies, but he did not want to paint posters similar to the Western European and US posters, so he let his imagination and his own artistic vision work. He even added extraneous elements to the posters, just for his own amusement.
The New Hope painting sold for $12,750, Empire Strikes Back for $14,250, and Return of the Jedi for just $5,100, fitting each price neatly into its general reputation within the film buff canon of the trilogy. You can guess which is which above by some original takes on the iconography of the films.
THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD ON THE
“BALMUNG” SERVER ON AUGUST THE 8th, AT 9pm EASTERN STANDARD TIME
((that’s 6pm Pacific Time, for you West Coasters))!!
Xelah Jakkya is hosting a Date Auction in the 6th Ward of the MIST
Residential District. The Auction will take place at approximately (X:11 Y:11) in the beach alcove located at the Seagaze Markets.
XELAH JAKKYA AND THE <<OHANA>> FREE COMPANY ARE NOT
IN ANY WAY TO BE HELD LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ROLEPLAY THAT
OCCURS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO EROTIC ROLE PLAY (ERP), OF THE
POTENTIAL DATE PURCHASED. ALL EVENTS THAT MAY OR MAY NOT OCCUR ARE DONE
SO COMPLETELY AT THE DISCRETION AND MUTUAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BIDDING
PLAYER AND THE PURCHASED DATE. EACH AUCTIONED PLAYER IS DIFFERENT, AND
SOME PLAYERS ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH ERP. DO NOT PURCHASE A DATE
EXPECTING IT WITHOUT CONSULTING THE PLAYER(S) INDIVIDUALLY BEFOREHAND.
PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF YOUR POTENTIAL DATE’S LIMITATIONS.
In anticipation of this year’s midsummer Holiday event, The Moonfire
Faire, our auction will be themed in this festive summer madness! Bring
out your swimsuits, your lotion, and your fun-in-the-sun attitude!
Remember, the Auction will be held on the beach, after all!
THE IMPORTANT STUFF!
PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BEFORE ASKING QUESTIONS!
1. All bids must be made in increments of 1,000 Gil. Beginning bid will always start at 10,000 gil.
–- That means yes, This Date Auction WILL require actual payment. Please do not make bids you cannot afford. –-
Increments not made in 1,000’s will not be accepted (such as 1,240 gil
or 10,400 gil). As long as it is a solid thousand, it will be accepted.
((And yes, if someone jumps the price from 50,000 to 500,000 it is
still acceptable, as it is a 1,000 increment.))
2. Once the final bid
has been accepted, the bidder must pay immediately. Payment will be
given to Xelah Jakkya (The Hostess of the event).
–- Why not give it
to the Auctioned Player personally? We want to make 100% sure that
everyone gets what they deserve, and word of mouth is not a guarantee
that a person has received their payment.
3. 50% of the Auctioned
Price will go to the player being auctioned. 50% will go to The
<<Ohana>> Free Company Chest.
–- This is not a
self-profit event. The only money that is to be made by any person(s) is
the 50% of the amount auctioned for. The half that goes to the Free
Company will be used to fund Krakka Roots for hourly training of
Chocobos and other FC-related cooperative assistance. Wark!
4. If you are interested in participating in the Auction as a purchasable Date, please notify Xelah Jakkya or Jinx Fireboot in-game.
You must provide a 3-5 sentence description of your character that you
would like to be read aloud when you are on display during the Auction.
This description is your chance to shine, and to get people interested
in bidding on you! Please also include if you would prefer only
males/females/both to bid on you, if you do have an in-character
restriction. We respect your characters intended sexuality, regardless
of what your roleplay intentions as a date are.
5. While this is not a
RULE, please be courteous. Please do not bid on your mates/lovers. You
already get them any time you want - let someone else have a go!
WHAT TO EXPECT; THE RUNDOWN
Players being auctioned will be called one at a time to stand in the
center of the auction-area. Here, they can pose and move around as they
see fit while The Hostess (Xelah Jakkya) reads off their pre-written
descriptions. Once the description has been read, bidding will begin.
Attendees of the Auction may bid in increments of 1,000 gil. The highest
bidder will, at the conclusion of the bidding segment, pay the agreed
sum to the Hostess. The Hostess will then give 50% of the payment to the
Auctioned Player. The Auctioned Player may then step down to either
join the audience and continue participating/observing the auction or
may leave entirely if they desire, as the next Auctioned Player will be
called up. After payment, the Purchased Player and the Bidding Player
can discuss privately the details of their date. Sometimes a person who
is being Auctioned may also wish to bid on other players. Please be
respectful of this when you are planning the details (the whens and
wheres) of your date!
All persons who have signed up will be listed below. All persons listed
will be contacted within a week prior to the Date Auction to confirm
their participation. Players who are unable to be reached will be bumped
down the roster in favor of those who have confirmed.
walk-up applicants are welcome, but will be added to the end of the
roster. All previous rules still apply (pre-written descriptions).
WE WILL ONLY ALLOW 25 PERSONS MAXIMUM TO PRE-SIGN UP FOR THE EVENT, AND
WILL ALLOW ONLY 10 PERSONS MAXIMUM TO SIGN UP ONCE THE EVENT IS IN
PROGRESS. (FOR A TOTAL OF 35) IF ANY OF THE 25 PRE-REGISTERED PERSONS
FAIL TO SHOW UP, WE WILL ALLOW MORE THAN 10 TO SIGN UP AT-EVENT, BUT
THIS WILL ALSO COME IN A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVE PRIORITY.
Bernadette Montana, owner and operator of bridscloset, has been one of the biggest supporters of the R.M. Tarot deck. As soon as she saw the artwork last year, she had to have a copy for herself and insisted that I attend one of the bi-weekly tarot & divination meet-ups she hosted at the store.
And I’m glad that she did. Her warmth and genial personality made me feel at ease and we quickly became friends. I was, and still am, impressed with her openness towards and support for all people within (and without of) the pagan community. Which is refreshing, since those in the pagan/metaphysical community can be just as close-minded and bigoted as ones practicing the organized religions. She encourages people to be themselves, to develop their interests and abilities, and is always willing to offer advice on how to advance one’s personal and spiritual development.
Bernadette welcomed my husband and I into the community and always extends the invitation to events that may interest us. She’s introduced us - both directly and indirectly - to new people and ideas, thus helping us forge new friendships and have new, fulfilling experiences.
And so, because of these reasons, I am holding this auction to raise funds to help her out. While I won’t go into the details out of respect for privacy, things have been rough for some time. And now with Brid’s Closet finding a new location, it’s the perfect time to “start over” and I would like to help Bernadette and the shop thrive - to continue offering divination and healing, offering classes and workshops, hosting annual events and being a staple of the area community.
WHAT YOU GET
This is my personal copy of the SOLD OUT deck - #99 of 100
put this aside as a keepsake for myself and had no intention of ever
selling it. However, due to unfortunate circumstances, I’ve decided to auction it off with
all of the proceeds being donated to my friends/supporters at Brid’s Closet Metaphysical Shop.
The winner will receive everything shown in the photos:
One copy of the R.M Tarot deck, signed and numbered
The numbered Thank You and variant Magician cards
One leftover pocket-size Moleskine journal featuring my original artwork
I love the masters. “Garçon à la pipe” or English translation “Boy with Pipe” was painted by Pablo Picasso in 1905 during his Rose Period and was up for auction a while back and fetched a record breaking price. Frustrated that I was unable to attend the auction and give the bidding war a healthy fight- I decided I would just paint my own. #Picasso #boywithpipe #Garçonàlapipe #diy #roseperiod #auction #brockman #painting
…on these rather fine woodcut views of London by Robert Gibbings, coming up for auction later this month. Above, ‘Chelsea Bridge & Power Station’, below, ‘London Bridge Today’ and ‘New Southwark Bridge’.