Sympathy for the Devil (New Line, 1970). Rolled, Very Fine...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionSympathy for the Devil (New Line, 1970). Rolled, Very Fine-. Full-Bleed Silk Screen Premiere Poster (34.25" 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. This original poster has such signs of handling as mild edge wear, pinholes, light creases, and minute tears. There are a few small chips in the left corners, as well as a minor paper lift in the upper left corner. Rolled, Very Fine-.
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.
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