DescriptionJOHN J. LOMASNEY (Irish, 1899-1989)
Come and Get It, 1936
Gouache on artboard
44 x 28 in.
The Lomasney Collection consists of over 800 hand-painted film posters originally displayed in the The Royal Hawaiian Theater in Honolulu. Painted by artist John J. Lomasney and spanning over 50 years of cinematic history, they were acquired by tennis legend John McEnroe and displayed in his Soho, NYC gallery
Mr. McEnroe donated this astounding collection to Lifebeat, Music Fights HIV/AIDS to support our HIV prevention efforts. Each large-scale piece is completely unique and painted in gouache on 44 by 28-inch artboard. Many even incorporate original studio film stills!
Now these one-of-a-kind pieces are available to collectors and movie buffs alike in auction! Online bidding closes August 4, 2013 10:00PM CT. For further information, contact Jeri Carroll, JeriC@HA.com or 214-409-1873.
LIFEBEAT: Our Mission
Lifebeat - Music Fights HIV/AIDS, founded in 1992, is the leading national nonprofit focused on educating America's youth (13-29) about HIV/AIDS prevention. Lifebeat mobilizes the talents and resources of the music industry to deliver HIV/AIDS and STDs awareness messages through broadcast, print, social and digital media, and distributes educational literature and condoms at concert venues, music festivals, clubs and other events. Lifebeat also provides quality of life services and support, such as musical performances, for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. For more information, please visit lifebeat.org.
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