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Funeral in Berlin (1966), original artwork, Italian

Lot Closed

February 8, 02:07 PM GMT


3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot Details


Funeral in Berlin (1966), original artwork, mixed media on illustration board, Italian

Artist: Enzo Nistri (1923-2008)

Unframed: 25 3/4 x 18 3/4 in. (65.4 x 47.6 cm)

Framed: 31 5/8 x 24 3/8 in. (80.2 x 61.7 cm)

The film was released in Italy in 1967. This artwork was created in 1966 for the Italian poster campaign, and used on three different size posters.

Original artworks are exceptionally rare as very few have survived, and they are highly prized by collectors.

This 1966 British spy film was directed by Guy Hamilton, and is based on the novel of the same name by Len Deighton, published in 1964. It is the second of three films starring Michael Caine as English agent Harry Palmer (the first being The Ipcress File (1965) and the third Billion Dollar Brain (1967)). Harry Palmer is sent to Berlin by his superior, Colonel Ross (Guy Doleman), to arrange the defection of Colonel Stok (Oskar Homolka), a Soviet Intelligence Officer responsible for the security at the Berlin Wall. Palmer is sceptical about the situation as the evidence is contradictory, and as it so happens, the actual truth turns out to be more complicated. 'It was going to be a lovely funeral. Harry 'Ipcress File' Palmer just hoped it wouldn't be his...'