2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

Lot #3 - Cinema Poster Live Auction - US One-Sheet - Style C 'Centrifuge' Artwork, 1968

Stock #138784

This lot will be auctioned on Wednesday, December 8th. The auction will begin at 2:00pm GMT and lots are sold sequentially via live auctioneer; tune in to the live streaming broadcast on auction day to follow the pace. Note other lots in the auction may close on December 9th.

As the artist commissioned by the US space agency NASA to document the space program's achievements, Robert T. (Bob) McCall was the logical choice for Stanley Kubrick to spearhead the cinema poster marketing campaign for "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968). McCall's designs for the film have become legendary with this "Centrifuge" Style C by far the rarest. The Style C was only used in US cinemas presenting the film in the Cinerama aspect (much like today's Imax) and since only a very small number of venues presented like this, these posters were distributed in extremely limited quantities. Of particular note with this style is McCall's use of scale and perspective. A rare poster for an incredibly important film and the first time we have offered one in a Prop Store auction.

27" x 41" (69 x 104 cm)

Condition: Very Good to Excellent

Conservation linen-backed with light restoration. Fold lines have been touched in and flattened out and are almost undetectable. Overall this displays to excellent effect.

Artist: Robert McCall

£4000 - 6000

VAT Status: M

Item size - 43" x 28.5" x 0.04" (109.22cm x 72.39cm x 0.1cm)

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

This item is on consignment and is sold under the margin scheme for collector's items; no VAT is due.
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