• Vintage Film Posters and Film  auction at Christies

    Sale 5872

    Vintage Film Posters and Film Memorabilia

    24 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 379

    Derek Meddings (1935-1995)

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    Derek Meddings (1935-1995)
    A collection of original artwork by Derek Meddings, some signed; two pastel on paper drawings, both of a medieval bridge crossing, the first signed and dated, the second signed Derek Meddings 86 (on the drawing) and titled (on the mount) "Mio-My-Mio" (sic) Russian Swedish Co-Production 1986; pastel on paper a log cabin in a snowy landscape, signed and dated, (unknown production); pastel on paper mounted on card, snowy mountainous landscape, signed and dated, (unknown production); gouache on card, gothic castle in moon-lit landscape, signed, (unknown production); two pastel on card, moon-lit night sky scenes, not signed - various sizes, largest 31x21in. (79x48cm); and an artist's portfolio/album, black vinyl cover, cardboard pages, embossed in gold to front Derek Meddings - 20x23in. (51x59cm.); accompanied by an image of Derek Meddings at his desk, where one of the 'bridge' images can be clearly seen on the studio wall behind him (9)

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    Derek Meddings worked as the special effect supervisor on 'Mio-min-Mio', a children's fantasy about a lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to a land where his real father is the king. In that country he sets out on a quest, together with his new friend, to destroy the evil Knight Kato.

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