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Nexus' Emmanuelle Walker Demystifies the Buying and Selling Process at Auctions

Nexus, 2 months ago

The two animated films help to instruct prospective art buyers how to purchase objects at Christie's Auction House

Nexus' Emmanuelle Walker Demystifies the Buying and Selling Process at Auctions

Emmanuelle Walker delivers a unique series of beautifully crafted animated illustrations and this time they serve to guide and instruct anyone with a desire to buy or sell art, antiques and fine objects through the celebrated auction house, Christie’s.

Elegantly whimsical and fittingly reminiscent of the style of Jazz-age posters by Bernard Villemot the films tell the story with Emmanuelle's usual charm. 

'The concept was to create some attractive, strong and chic visuals to support an instructional story. I came up with the idea of an ultra-simplified palette and the idea of playing with lightness and darkness when I saw a picture of one of Christie’s sales rooms. The gold-framed painting was hung in a dark blue room right under a beam of light perfectly framing the edge of the painting. A man was standing in the dark observing the beautiful piece of art. That’s when I decided that gold, dark blue and red – Christie’s red of course – were going to be the basic colours.'

Genre: Animation , Digital , Illustration , PR , People