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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Poster, US, Style D

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Poster, US, Style D

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Poster, US, Style D

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

Lot sold:

6,300

GBP

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Poster, US, Style D


Designer: Mike Kaplan


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


This US style D poster was created for 'wild' pastings on New York City walls, subways and temporary structures. MGM commissioned this poster for the film's 70 mm re-launch in New York City in 1969. Surprisingly the initial release of the film was not a huge success. There were two 'wild' pasting posters designed for the 70 mm release, both of which feature the star child and Mike Kaplan's tagline 'the ultimate trip'. This style poster features the star child floating in an iris. The poster really captured the experimental mood of the time, and struck a cord with audiences. The release of the 70 mm film helped to make it a commercial and critical success. This poster is one of the most evocative of its time.


This poster was designed for 'wild' pasting, which makes it extremely rare, as only unused posters survived. On top of this, fewer were printed as they were only used in New York City. This iconic poster is one of the most highly prized pieces on the film.


Stanley Kubrick's landmark science fiction film is still considered one of the most influential sci-fi films of all time.

Linen-backed

Paper, backed on linen


Excellent condition, with the colours remaining very bright. Very minor restoration to folds.


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Film Posters of the 60s, Aurum Press Limited, 1997, page 88 and Science Fiction Poster Art, Aurum Press Limited, 2003, page 167