Horror Rules at Recent Heritage Auction

by Rob Caprilozzi

Horror was a homerun for an auction which took place on March 27-28 at Heritage Auctions. The event saw 866 items sold, with the highest price being a painting of Dracula by Basil Gogos which drew nearly two dozen bids before reaching $78,000.

Gogos, who passed in 2017, was best known for his amazing horror portraits which graced the cover of many issues of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine throughout the 60s and 70s.

“This is extraordinary artwork for one of the most popular and important films in the horror genre,” Heritage Auctions Vintage Posters Director Grey Smith said. “It’s a powerful, dramatic image from an important artist known as one of the best at creating movie monsters.”

Other genre posters which rose to the top at the auction included a War of the Worlds half style sheet, which took in $55,200; a Werewolf of London lobby card, which sold for $52,800; an Attack of the 50 Foot Woman one sheet went for $26,401; a Vertigo one sheet sold for $15,600.

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