Original Film Posters

Original Film Posters

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Vertigo (1958), poster, US

Lot Closed

September 6, 01:42 PM GMT


10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot Details


Artist: Saul Bass (1920-1996)

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

Framed: 47 1/2 x 33 in. (120.6 x 84 cm)

The image on this poster is the most recognisable and iconic of all Saul Bass's designs. This is one of the best examples of this poster to surface in many years, as the colour is exceptionally vivid. The majority of pieces that have surfaced are more orange in colour, and not as red as this piece.

This is the fourth and final time that James Stewart would work with Alfred Hitchcock, in one of his best loved thrillers. The mood of the film was greatly enhanced by the score, which was written by Bernard Herrmann.

The Greg Ferland Collection

The Book of the International Film Poster, Tiger Books International Ltd., 1988, p. 100; Film Posters of the 50s, Aurum Press Limited, 2000, p. 59; Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design, Laurence King, 2011, p. 178