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SAUL BASS SILKSCREEN / IN HARM'S WAY (1965)


$1,500.00

Vintage original 35 x 25" (87 x 62 cm.) poster, USA. John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Dana Andrews, Burgess Meredith, Franchot Tone, Henry Fonda, dir: Otto Preminger; Paramount. Factually-based fictional account about the US Navy in the Pacific during World War II, with Preminger commanding an all-star cast. As with most Preminger works of this period, the simple, military themed poster art is executed by the great Saul Bass.

Our friend, poster collector and dealer Daniel Strebin, provided this information: About a decade ago, he received consignments of Saul Bass silkscreens from the Bass estate. He personally saw invoices for some of them which were printed around 1965. Most of the silkscreens were produced at Art Krebs Studio in Los Angeles. Bass continued to have silkscreens created up until around 1980.

All of the silkscreen editions appear to have been in editions of between 50-150. It also seems that once an edition was exhausted, Bass did not make a second edition; as a result, all of these art silkscreens are very rare indeed. Bass never intended for these posters to be sold -- they were intended to be given away. Since he was frequently frustrated with the compromises the film studios inflicted on his magnificent modernist designs, the silkscreens were intended to represent his imagery in its purest possible form.

Poster has been stored unrolled and has never been used. Displays only minimal edge wear, JUST ABOUT FINE.

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