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    Sympathy for the Devil (New Line, 1970). Full-Bleed Premiere Poster (34.5" X 46.75").
    Jean-Luc Godard set off to London in the late 1960s to make a film about abortion, but ended up making a documentary with the Rolling Stones instead, who were on record as being "big fans" of his work. This full-bleed poster is for the April, 1970 American premiere of producer Iain Quarrier's cut of the film, an edited version that significantly altered Godard's vision of the picture. The movie had no distributor in the United States, but a theater owner in Ann Arbor wanted to exhibit the film. With no promotional materials available for the picture, the exhibitor, who had some experience in poster production, decided to create his own piece for the movie. Originally, a press run of around 100 copies of the silkscreen were produced, but today only a few have survived. The poster has been mounted on linen, and there are small areas of surface wear in three corners, and the left corner has been restored to address a chip. There is also a small chip in the left and right border that has been touched up, along with fold wear. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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