Harlem Nights

Lot #321 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Hand-Painted Rocco Gioffre Matte Concept Painting and Tugboat Model Miniature

Stock #95797

This lot will be sold on Wednesday August 26th (day 1 of the auction.) Lots 1-433 will be sold on day 1 (lots 434-870 will be sold on day 2). The auction will begin at 10:00AM PDT. Lots are sold sequentially so there is no preset ending time. A live streaming broadcast of the auction will be available on auction days.

A Rocco Gioffre hand-painted matte concept painting and a tugboat model miniature from Eddie Murphy's period-piece caper Harlem Nights. At the end of the film, Quick (Murphy), Sugar Ray (Richard Pryor), and Bennie Wilson (Redd Foxx) watched a tugboat paddle past Harlem after they robbed Bugsy Calhoune (Michael Lerner).

This lot consists of a concept illustration for a matte painting of the scene with the main characters in the foreground against the 1918 Manhattan skyline. The mixed-media study painting is on board and signed "Rocco." A wooden model miniature of the antique tugboat that was filmed as an element for a shot in the film is also included. The lot is in good overall condition with some signs of wear and handling to the paintings and an unfinished edge on the model. Dimensions (painting): 16" x 20" (40.75 cm x 51 cm)

Sold without copyright; see notice in the Buyer's Guide

Estimate: $1,500 - 2,500

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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