This lot will be sold on Wednesday August 27th (day 2 of the auction.) Lots 434-870 will be sold on day 2 (lots 1-433 will be sold on day 1). 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 hand-drawn poster concept illustration from the promotion of Stanley Kubrick's sword-and-sandals epic Spartacus. Kubrick replaced original director Anthony Mann, and ultimately guided the film to win four Academy Awards. This half-sheet concept illustration was acquired from the estate of Universal-International art department illustrator David Shane.
The illustration is rendered in mixed media, including color pencils and ink on illustration paper. It features the unused tagline "REBEL AGAINST ROME!" with no director or screenwriter listed, suggesting this was a very early concept piece.
The illustration is in fair overall condition with stains and wear along the edges, as well as subtle vertical creasing from being folded.
Dimensions: 30" x 40" (76.25 cm x 101.75 cm)
Sold without copyright; see notice in the Buyer's Guide
Estimate: $800 - 1,200
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.