THE LONG GOODBYE (1973) POSTER, US
THE LONG GOODBYE (1973) POSTER, US
THE LONG GOODBYE (1973) POSTER, US
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THE LONG GOODBYE (1973) POSTER, US

Estimate: 700 - 1,000 GBP

THE LONG GOODBYE (1973) POSTER, US

Estimate: 700 - 1,000 GBP

Lot Sold:625GBP

Lot Details

Description

THE LONG GOODBYE (1973) POSTER, US

Style B

Artist: Richard Amsel (1947-1985) 


Unframed: 104 x 69 cm (41 x 27 in.)


This American thriller was directed by Robert Altman, and was based a novel of the same name by Raymond Chandler. The film stars Elliott Gould as the private eye Philip Marlowe. 


Richard Amsel exploded into the professional art world in 1970, winning a nationwide competition for the poster artwork for the film Hello Dolly. His innovative style combined a modern, quirky approach with a strong, nostalgic slant towards the past. It was this effective combination that quickly led to him to becoming the leading pop illustrator of the 1970s. His star portraits for the cover of Time Magazine are some of his most recognised work, and include legends Ingrid Bergman, Clark Gable and Elvis Presley. He designed an impressive number of film posters, including The Long Goodbye and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Amsel won numerous awards for his work, including the New York and Los Angeles Society of Illustrators' Awards. Richard Amsel produced amazing poster artwork during his too short a life. Although his work is well known, he would have undoubtedly been one of the all-time greats of film poster design.


This rare style B poster hardly ever surfaces.



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Condition Report

Linen-backed. Excellent condition with the colours remaining very bright. Minor restoration to folds.


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