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Superman (1941), stock poster, US

Superman (1941), stock poster, US

Superman (1941), stock poster, US

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

Framed: 47 x 33 1/2 in. (119.5 x 85 cm)

This poster was designed for use in cinemas showing the series of seventeen short Superman films. The blank area at the bottom of the piece was where the cinemas would have inserted the title of the short. This is an important and extremely rare poster. Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, first appeared in a DC Comic in June 1938. His film debut was in this 1941 series of short animated films, produced by Fleischer Studios.

Linen backed and conservation framed with UV plexiglass

Material of piece: Paper, backed on linen

Material of frame: Sapele wood, card mount and low reflective UV glass

Excellent condition, colours remaining very bright, minor restoration to folds, borders and a couple of marks in the background that do not affect the main artwork.

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Graven Images, Grove Press, 1992, p. 137; Science Fiction Poster Art, Aurum Press Limited, 2003, p. 130