BIRDS, THE

Lot #70 - Cinema Poster Live Auction - Hand-numbered Limited Edition Print, 2020

Stock #137035

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.

Released in 2020 as part of Laurent Durieux's 'Modes of Transportation' series, this eleven colour hand-numbered (#281/450) screenprint is essentially a stylish, retro-looking advert for-a Ford Craftsman Power Boat. But as Durieux is prone to do, all is not what seems in the Bodega Bay setting. This was the location for one of Alfred Hitchcock's scariest thrillers, "The Birds". In an image taken almost directly from the film, you see Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren), immaculately dressed in a light green ensemble carrying a small birdcage. Even though the male character on the boat has his back to us, the profile is clearly that of Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor).

24" x 36" (61 x 91 cm)

Additional Information: Hand-Numbered #281/450

Condition: Excellent

Unrestored, flat/unfolded, rolled (as issued). Minimal handling wear.

Artist: Laurent Durieux

£150 - 250

VAT Status: M

Item size - 24.02" x 35.83" x 0.04" (61cm x 91cm 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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