Thursday, January 8, 2015

Art for Today, January 8, 2015

Salvador Dali
Velazquez, Five Spanish Immortals 1965
Limited Edition Print, Etching 
Edition No: From the edition of 125
Dimensions: 14.75 x 11 in
N/A: N/A
Hand Signed: This Piece is Pencil Signed And Numbered



Salvador Dali
The Poet Advices the Madien 1979
Limited Edition Print, Lithograph 
Edition No: From the Edition of 350
Provenance: Certified Authentic By Frank Hunter
Dimensions: 29.25 x 21 in
N/A: N/A
Hand Signed: This Piece is Pencil Signed And Numbered



Salvador Dali
The Ballet of the Flowers (the Fashion Designer) 1980
Limited Edition Print, Lithograph 
From the Edition of 350
Dimensions: 29 x 21 in
Hand Signed: This Piece is Pencil Signed And Numbered


Salvador Dali
Rowena, Ivanhoe 1978
Limited Edition Print, Lithograph
Edition No: From the edition of 250
Dimensions: 29.5 x 21.50 in
Hand Signed: This Piece is Pencil Signed And Numbered


Salvador Dali
Queen of Diamonds, Playing Cards 1972
Limited Edition Print, Lithograph
Edition of 150
Dimensions: 25.75 x 20 in
Pencil Signed And Numbered. 



Salvador Dali
Puzzle of Life 1974
Limited Edition Print, Lithograph in Four Sheets
Edition No: From the Edition of 250
Dimensions: 53 x 56 in
Hand Signed: This Piece is Pencil Signed And Numbered. 


French theatrical release poster for the 1963 action-adventure thriller, “From Russia With Love’, directed by Terence Young, starring Sean Connery, Pedro Armendariz, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi and Lotte Lenya. ‘From Russia with Love’ is the second James Bond film produced by Eon Productions and the second to star Sean Connery as the M16 agent. This poster is evocative of Grinsson’s graphic style as the artist masterfully showcases the film’s stars and locales.

German theatrical release poster for the 1974 mystery thriller, "Chinatown", directed by Roman Polanski, starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Huston. The film follows a private detective (Nicholson) hired to expose an adulterer, but as the plot unfolds, the detective finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and murder all related to the city's water supply.

The present lot features the theatrical release poster for James Bond’s “Dr. No.” The first release from the iconic franchise, this particular poster laid the groundwork for the film’s classic imagery including the gun barrel and various women in states of undress

French theatrical release poster for the 1968 science fiction thriller, "Planet of the Apes", directed by Franklin Schaffner, starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter and Maurice Evans. The film follows a crew of astronauts who have crash landed on a planet in the distant future, where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.

American theatrical release poster for 1968 science fiction comedy, "Barbarella", directed by Roger Vadim, starring Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law and Anita Pallenberg. Based on Jean-Claude Forest's French comics series, the film follows Barbarella, a 41st Century highly sexualized astronaut, who is tasked with finding and stopping an evil scientist. Along the way, she encounters various unusual people and situations. Though it premiered to mixed reviews, the film is now considered a cult classic.

French theatrical release poster for the 1966 mystery thriller, "Blow-Up", directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, starring David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave and Sarah Miles. With an array of different styled posters created for this film, Kerfyser’s French version carries with it the most detail and insight into the movie’s sex-crazed, drug-infused, murderous plot.

The present lot is the theatrical release poster for the 1966 seminal surf film, “Endless Summer,” directed by Bruce Brown. Brown figures prominently within the image, as he stands in the foreground with his silhouette set aside by the starring characters to his distant front. Widely recognized, this image could be said to stand in as an emblem for surf culture itself, elucidating van Hamersveld's status as a proprietor of West Coast iconography. For this work, Van Hamersveld utilized a photograph, with which he then saturated and experimented with tonal contrasts, a technique he learned as a student at Art Center College of Design.