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    Advise & Consent by Saul Bass (Art Krebs Screen Studio, 1984). Rolled, Very Fine+. Silk Screen Poster (26.5" X 35.5").
    This is a limited edition silk screen of a few hundred copies that Saul Bass had made for gifts to the Museum of Modern Art, friends, and exhibitions around the world. Since he was frequently frustrated with the compromises the film studios inflicted on his magnificent modernist designs, the silk screens were intended to represent his imagery in its purest possible form. Bass had a knack for boiling down complex ideas in simple line drawings. Here the opening of the U.S. Capitol building to reveal its "true" inner workings speaks for itself. The picture is based on Allen Drury's Pulitzer Prize-winning political shocker of 1959 (but detached from the novel's Cold War agenda) about how American government functions in a free society. Robert Leffingwell is the president's candidate for Secretary of State who must go under investigation to determine his qualifications. The man leading the investigation, Senator Brigham Anderson, discovers Leffingwell's past affiliations with the Communist Party, but upon testimony Leffingwell is proven innocent. It is later discovered that he lied under oath and Senator Anderson pleads with the president to denounce his affiliation with Leffingwell, even as Anderson himself is blackmailed for his own past (being a closet homosexual). Produced by the Art Krebs Studio from Bass' design, the poster was produced in a very limited print run of 50-250 copies. The date each of Bass' designs were produced in silk screen is up to debate as one source says that he saw invoices from the original print runs from Krebs studio dating back into the 1960s. The poster shows slight edge wear, light creases, and a very minor tear in the left border. Rolled, Very Fine+.


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