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SAUL BASS (1920-1996) VERTIGO

Lot 21: SAUL BASS (1920-1996) VERTIGO

Auction Date: Oct 19, 2021

Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000

Description: SAUL BASS (1920-1996) VERTIGO offset lithographic poster, 1958, U.S. One-sheet, Paramount, condition A-; backed on linen (41 x 27in. (104 x 69cm.))...

Location: Edinburgh, EBH, UK

Auction House: Lyon & Turnbull

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Saul Bass - Advise and Consent - 1962 Lithograph 41" x 27"

Lot 4: Saul Bass - Advise and Consent - 1962 Lithograph 41" x 27"

Auction Date: Sep 28, 2021

Estimate: $800 - $1,150

Description: "Advise and Consent" by Saul Bass, 1962 Unsigned Lithograph. Paper size is 41 x 27 inches, with an image size of 36.75 x 23.75 inches. The Lithograph is from an unknown edition size. and is not framed. The condition was rated B: Very Good Condition, with signs of handling or age. Additional details: Original poster designed by Saul Bass for the film "Advise and Consent" Produced and directed by Otto Preminger. Saul Bass was among those designers who established a distinctive American approach to contemporary graphic design....

Location: Brooklyn , NY, US

Auction House: DUMBO Auctions

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2nd New York Film Festival. 1964.

Lot 158: 2nd New York Film Festival. 1964.

Auction Date: Nov 15, 2020

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

Description: ARTIST: SAUL BASS (1921-1996) SIZE: 30 x 46 in./76.2 x 117 cm PRINTER: DESCRIPTION: A native of New York, Saul Bass studied at Brooklyn College and the Art Students League, then opened a studio in Los Angeles in 1946. He made his reputation with film posters that radically broke from tradition and conveyed the crux of the movie with a simple graphic image or symbol. Here we have a strip of film and international flags?what could be clearer? It's one of the best posters in the List Foundation program of posters for Lincoln Center. (Modern; Film; American; New York)...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Poster Auctions International Inc

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SAUL BASS (1920-1996). [ANATOMY OF A MURDER.] 1959. 45x58 inches, 115x149 cm.

Lot 151: SAUL BASS (1920-1996). [ANATOMY OF A MURDER.] 1959. 45x58 inches, 115x149 cm.

Auction Date: Jun 18, 2020

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: SAUL BASS (1920-1996) [ANATOMY OF A MURDER.] 1959.
45 1/4x58 3/4 inches, 115x149 1/4 cm.
Condition B+: small losses, tears and creases at edges; discoloration in image; vertical and horizontal folds. Paper.
Saul Bass became famous in the 1950s, thanks to his collaboration with Otto Preminger and Alfred Hitchcock, for each of whom he designed movie posters and title sequences. During his 40-year career, Bass worked for some of Hollywood's other most renowned filmmakers as well - Billy Wilder, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese. He revolutionized film poster design, thanks to his dropping the "big head" theory, prevalent in movie poster advertising throughout that decade, and the latter by redefining film's visual language. Whether using graphics or photography, his work is always highly symbolic and minimal, living up to his credo, "symbolize and summarize." The most recognizable iteration of this poster is a vertical format, devised of a yellow square and a red square, and the title of the film inside the silhouette of the body. This horizontal version with a white background is also seen with additional text around the image and in the bottom margin. This rare variant is absent of all text except for at the top margin; on the verso, it is stamped 'Design A' and bears handwritten notations that say 'Columbia Pictures / 2 Sheet / Teaser Campaign.'
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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SAUL BASS (1920-1996). ALEXANDER NEVSKY / EISENSTEIN / PROKOFIEV. 1987. 21x22 inches, 54x57 cm.

Lot 152: SAUL BASS (1920-1996). ALEXANDER NEVSKY / EISENSTEIN / PROKOFIEV. 1987. 21x22 inches, 54x57 cm.

Auction Date: Jun 18, 2020

Estimate: $600 - $900

Description: SAUL BASS (1920-1996) ALEXANDER NEVSKY / EISENSTEIN / PROKOFIEV. 1987.
21 1/2x22 3/4 inches, 54 1/2x57 3/4 cm.
Condition A: colors slightly attenuated at top. Printed on card. Matted and framed.
This may be one of Bass's rarest images, as the poster was designed for a one-night only screening of Eisenstein's 1938 Russian film Alexander Nevsky, scored by Prokofiev. As such, it would only have been printed in a limited number of copies.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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Plakate. Bass, Saul - Vertigo. US Werbeanzeige

Lot 1295: Plakate. Bass, Saul - Vertigo. US Werbeanzeige

Auction Date: May 15, 2020

Estimate: €300 - €450

Description: Bass, Saul
Vertigo. US Werbeanzeige aus dem Jahr 1958 zu Alfred Hitchcocks Film "Vertigo" mit James Stewart, Kim Novak. Blattgröße: 33,5 x 13 cm.
Seltene und hervorragend gestaltete Werbeanzeige für Vertigo von dem US-amerikanischen Graphiker, Photographen und Filmemacher Saul Bass (1920-1996). - Verso mit Werbeanzige. - Sehr gut erhalten.
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Location: Berlin, DE

Auction House: Nosbüsch & Stucke GmbH

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[CHILDREN'S BOOKS]. BASS, Saul (1920-1996) illustrator. KLEIN, Leonore (1916-2003). Henri's Walk to Paris. New York: Young Scott Books, 1962. 

Lot 100: [CHILDREN'S BOOKS]. BASS, Saul (1920-1996) illustrator. KLEIN, Leonore (1916-2003). Henri's Walk to Paris. New York: Young Scott Books, 1962. 

Auction Date: Nov 06, 2019

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: [CHILDREN'S BOOKS]. BASS, Saul (1920-1996) illustrator. KLEIN, Leonore (1916-2003). Henri's Walk to Paris. New York: Young Scott Books, 1962. 

4to. 48 pp. elaborately illustrated throughout. Original publisher's orange pictorial boards; original printed dust jacket (some light wear to joints, a few tears, spine slightly soiled).

FIRST EDITION, featuring bold colorful design by American graphic designer, Saul Bass, who designed the opening title sequences for Hitchcock's Vertigo and North by Northwest, and for Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm.

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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Hindman

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Grand Prix. ca. 1985.

Lot 162: Grand Prix. ca. 1985.

Auction Date: Oct 27, 2019

Estimate: $700 - $900

Description: ARTIST: SAUL BASS (1921-1996) SIZE: 25 x 39 in./63.4 x 99 cm PRINTER: DESCRIPTION: "Grand Prix is a 1966 film about Formula One motor racing and the lives and loves of the drivers. Bass' stunning black and white symbol captures the tremendous thrust and power of the race cars that are so central to the dramas that unfold within the film, along with the visceral thrill of the races themselves. It encapsulates the name of the film within the pattern of the engine thrusts, adding greater visual and intellectual interest as the design reveals itself to the viewer. Into the negative space created by the racing cars moving upwards and to the left, seemingly about to exit the page, Bass inserts only six words in clear type, announcing that this is a John Frankenheimer film and that it is filmed in Cinerama. Aside from designing the poster, Bass worked as a visual consultant on this film, designing and directing all but one of the race sequences" (Film/Art Gallery website). (Contemporary; Film; American)...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Poster Auctions International Inc

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Anatomy of a Murder. ca. 1985.

Lot 160: Anatomy of a Murder. ca. 1985.

Auction Date: Oct 27, 2019

Estimate: $1,700 - $2,000

Description: ARTIST: SAUL BASS (1921-1996) SIZE: 25 1/4 x 35 3/8 in./64.2 x 89.8 cm PRINTER: DESCRIPTION: "Bass' trademark for this 1959 film, which centers on a murder trial, is a stylized image of a human body made up of separate parts, each looking as if it was cut out of paper. The pun at the heart of the trademark is the parallel between 'anatomy' as the structure of the body, and 'anatomy' as the dissection of a body of evidence in a court of law. The various body parts evoke the various fragments of evidence presented in court. Each is irregular around the edges and, although they are positioned adjacent to one another, they do not quite align, just as the evidence about the murder and the motives involved fail to add up" (Film/Art Gallery website). This is the first and only printing of this design. (Contemporary; Film; American)...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Poster Auctions International Inc

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Bonjour Tristesse. ca. 1985.

Lot 161: Bonjour Tristesse. ca. 1985.

Auction Date: Oct 27, 2019

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Description: ARTIST: SAUL BASS (1921-1996) SIZE: 24 3/4 x 32 1/2 in./63 x 82.5 cm PRINTER: DESCRIPTION: "Directed by Otto Preminger, 'Bonjour Tristesse,' which translates as 'Hello Sadness,' is a 1958 film adapted from Françoise Sagan's popular novel of the same name. The story centers around a pampered, motherless young woman vacationing with her father on the French Riviera. The film traces the girl's raw emotions of love, jealousy, and loss, as she leaves childhood for adolescence, falling in love at the same time as her father also embarks on a new romance. Bass' reductive but highly evocative symbol, a haiku-like eye and a tear, is created from a few simple brush strokes. [These features], together with a paint that fails to fully adhere, hint at the poignancy and delicacy of the emotions" (Film/Art Gallery website). (Contemporary; Film; American)...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Poster Auctions International Inc

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The Man with the Golden Arm. 1955.

Lot 159: The Man with the Golden Arm. 1955.

Auction Date: Oct 27, 2019

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,700

Description: ARTIST: SAUL BASS (1921-1996) SIZE: 25 x 35 1/2 in./63.6 x 90.2 cm PRINTER: DESCRIPTION: Bass designed this iconic image for the original release of "The Man with the Golden Arm"—but when the film was rereleased in 1960, black and white photographs of the stars were added to the graphic scene. Here, the collage exists in its purest state, undiluted by the stars of the silver screen, yet saturated in the torment of our protagonist's inner struggles. (Modern; Film; American)...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Poster Auctions International Inc

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Bunny Lake is Missing. ca. 1985.

Lot 158: Bunny Lake is Missing. ca. 1985.

Auction Date: Oct 27, 2019

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Description: ARTIST: SAUL BASS (1921-1996) SIZE: 25 x 39 in./63.5 x 99 cm PRINTER: DESCRIPTION: Bass' stark design evokes the surreal "Twilight Zone" nature of this 1965 psychological thriller in which Ann Lake discovers her daughter, Bunny, is missing. But when she can't produce any evidence of her daughter's existence, the mystery takes a new turn, leading to a suspenseful journey through belief and disbelief, existence and the void. Bass successfully communicates Ann's terror with a few simple devices: a paper cutout, letters fading away, and a slightly off-kilter composition. Though this design was not used for the original release, it is perhaps a better example of the designer's ability to communicate fiercely with minimalist tactics. (Contemporary; Film; American)...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Poster Auctions International Inc

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'VERTIGO' (1958) POSTER | US, Saul Bass (1920-1996)

Lot 11: 'VERTIGO' (1958) POSTER | US, Saul Bass (1920-1996)

Auction Date: Mar 22, 2018

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Description: This is the fourth and final time that James Stewart would work with Alfred Hitchcock, in one of his best loved thrillers.  The mood of the film was greatly enhanced by the score, which was written by Bernard Herrmann.

Saul Bass's spiral poster design for this classic Alfred Hitchcock film has become synonymous with the film itself. Bass's intention to convey the feeling of vertigo through this design is clearly felt in his simple and stylish design.  The image has become one of the most defining images of 20th century cinema.  
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Sotheby's

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'ANATOMY OF A MURDER' (1959) POSTER | British, Style B, Saul Bass (1920-1996)

Lot 12: 'ANATOMY OF A MURDER' (1959) POSTER | British, Style B, Saul Bass (1920-1996)

Auction Date: Mar 22, 2018

Estimate: £2,400 - £3,500

Description: This film was directed by Otto Preminger, and stars James Stewart.  It was one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to address sex and rape in graphic terms. It includes one of Saul Bass's most celebrated title sequences, an innovative musical score by Duke Ellington (who plays a character called Pie-Eye in the film), and is one of the finest pure trial films ever made. 

There were two British posters designed for this film, this one by the legendary Saul Bass, and the other a completely different style.  The other poster was the one used to promote the film in the UK. This very rare poster was probably only produced for the London premiere.

Exceptionally rare, with only a couple of examples to have surfaced to-date.
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Sotheby's

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'GRAND PRIX' (1966) POSTER | US, special silkscreen, Saul Bass  (1920-1996)

Lot 15: 'GRAND PRIX' (1966) POSTER | US, special silkscreen, Saul Bass  (1920-1996)

Auction Date: Mar 22, 2018

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Description: This fictional popular motor racing film is the story of the 1966 Formula One season through the eyes of four Formula One drivers.  The film includes real-life motor racing footage and cameos by several Formula One World Champions, including Juan Manuel Fangio, Phil and Graham Hill and Jack Brabham.  The film was directed by John Frankenheimer, and stars James Garner, Eva Marie Saint and Yves Montand.

This is an exceptionally rare Saul Bass poster.  It was designed and printed for Saul Bass's own use in his portfolio.  Bass gave a number of these posters to friends and colleagues, and the family still have the majority of the ones that were printed.
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Sotheby's

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'THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM' (1955) POSTER, US  | Saul Bass (1920-1996)

Lot 147: 'THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM' (1955) POSTER, US  | Saul Bass (1920-1996)

Auction Date: Sep 11, 2017

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Description: When it comes to graphic artists, the name Saul Bass is as big as they come.  In the 1950s, however, when Bass was already well into his career, his name did not yet hold the sway it does today; unable to comprehend how one could fail to feature the main stars, Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak, on the poster, the studio insisted that he incorporate them into the design for the one sheet, which would be mainly used to advertise the film.  On this larger billboard poster Bass was allowed to keep his original version.  At the premiere of the film a 9 foot installation of the stylised jagged arm that Bass created was on display.

This film was directed by Otto Preminger and stars Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker and Kim Novak. The film was extremely controversial at the time of its release, as it dealt with drug addiction in a very real way.  

Fewer than ten of these posters are known to have survived.
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Sotheby's

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'ANATOMY OF A MURDER' (1959) POSTER, US  | Special, Saul Bass (1920-1996)

Lot 149: 'ANATOMY OF A MURDER' (1959) POSTER, US  | Special, Saul Bass (1920-1996)

Auction Date: Sep 11, 2017

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Description: From the collection of Arnold Schwartzman.  The poster was given to Schwartzman when he joined Saul Bass & Associates as design director. This poster was printed by Saul Bass as a very limited edition for his own private use.  After leaving Saul Bass & Associates Schwartzman wrote and directed the Oscar winning documentary Genocide (1981).

This film was directed by Otto Preminger, and stars James Stewart.  It was one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to address sex and rape in graphic terms. It includes one of Saul Bass's most celebrated title sequences, an innovative musical score by Duke Ellington (who plays a character called Pie-Eye in the film), and is one of the finest pure trial films ever made.

To-date no other example of this poster has surfaced.
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Sotheby's

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'VERTIGO' (1958) POSTER, US  | Saul Bass (1920-1996)

Lot 5: 'VERTIGO' (1958) POSTER, US  | Saul Bass (1920-1996)

Auction Date: Sep 11, 2017

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,400

Description: Saul Bass's spiral poster design for this classic Alfred Hitchcock film has become synonymous with the film itself. Bass's intention to convey the feeling of vertigo through this design is clearly felt in his simple and stylish design.  The image has become one of the most defining images of 20th century cinema.  

This is the fourth and final time that James Stewart would work with Alfred Hitchcock, in one of his best loved thrillers.  The mood of the film was greatly enhanced by the score, which was  written by Bernard Herrmann.
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Sotheby's

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'THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM' (1955) POSTER, US  | Saul Bass (1920-1996)

Lot 148: 'THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM' (1955) POSTER, US  | Saul Bass (1920-1996)

Auction Date: Sep 11, 2017

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Description: This poster clearly shows Saul Bass's original design, with black and white images of the three leading actors added to the poster at the request of the studio....

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Sotheby's

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4TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (1960) POSTER, US  | Saul Bass (1920-1996)

Lot 150: 4TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (1960) POSTER, US  | Saul Bass (1920-1996)

Auction Date: Sep 11, 2017

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Description: This poster was designed by the legendary American graphic designer Saul Bass. In 1960 Bass was already very well established, having designed posters for Man with a Golden Arm, Vertigo and Anatomy of a Murder.

Less than ten of these posters are known to have survived, and this is an extremely rare Saul Bass poster.
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Sotheby's

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'SCHINDLER'S LIST' (1994) POSTER, US  | Special, Saul Bass (1920-1996)

Lot 151: 'SCHINDLER'S LIST' (1994) POSTER, US  | Special, Saul Bass (1920-1996)

Auction Date: Sep 11, 2017

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Description: This was the last film poster that the legendary designer Saul Bass created.  Unfortunately it was not chosen to be used in the advertising campaign, and therefore only a small number of these posters were printed.

Steven Spielberg brilliantly handled the sensitive and difficult subject of the holocaust in his film Schindler's List, which was based on the famous novel Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally.  The film stars Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Amon Göth, and Sir Ben Kingsley, and won seven Oscars, including Best Director and Best Picture.
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Sotheby's

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BASS, Saul (1920-1996) - VERTIGO

Lot 211: BASS, Saul (1920-1996) - VERTIGO

Auction Date: Jun 15, 2017

Estimate: £200 - £400

Description: offset lithographic poster in colours, 1958,US, trade advertisment (red), cond A-, backed on paper 14 x 10ins (36 x 25 cm) ...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Dreweatts 1759

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Saul Bass (American 1920-1996), 2nd New York Film Festival, Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center...., Lithograph Poster, 45-1/2 x 30

Lot 26: Saul Bass (American 1920-1996), 2nd New York Film Festival, Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center...., Lithograph Poster, 45-1/2 x 30

Auction Date: Dec 07, 2016

Estimate: $500 - $700

Description: Saul Bass (American 1920-1996)
2nd New York Film Festival held at Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, September 14-26, 1964
Lithograph poster in colors mounted on linen, signed in ink Saul Bass l.r.; apparently in good condition except for scattered staining, nicks and creases to edges. Unframed and shrink-wrapped to Foamcore.
Sheet size: 1156 x 762 mm (45-1/2 x 30 in)
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Location: Rockville, MD, US

Auction House: Weschler's

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BASS, Saul (1920-1996) - THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM

Lot 601: BASS, Saul (1920-1996) - THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM

Auction Date: Dec 01, 2016

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Description: offset poster in colours, 1955, British, cond A-, backed on linen 30 x 40 in (76 x 102 cm) ...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Dreweatts 1759

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Film Posters: Anatomy of a Murder

Lot 29: Film Posters: Anatomy of a Murder

Auction Date: Nov 11, 2016

Estimate: £200 - £300

Description: Film Posters: Anatomy of a Murder
1959
US
Title card
Artist: Saul Bass (1920-1996)
11 x 14 in (28 x 36 cm)
Condition:A-
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Olympia Auctions

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Film Posters: The Man with the Golden Arm

Lot 43: Film Posters: The Man with the Golden Arm

Auction Date: Nov 11, 2016

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Description: Film Posters: The Man with the Golden Arm
1955
US
Artist: Saul Bass (1920-1996)
Conservation linen backed
41 x 27 in (104 x 69 cm)
Condition:A-
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Olympia Auctions

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Saul BASS (1920-1966) Affiche "The man with a golden arm" par Otto Preminger - 1955 Lithographie sur papier marouflé sur toile

Lot 200: Saul BASS (1920-1966) Affiche "The man with a golden arm" par Otto Preminger - 1955 Lithographie sur papier marouflé sur toile

Auction Date: Sep 28, 2016

Estimate: €1,000 - €1,200

Description: Saul BASS (1920-1966)
Affiche "The man with a golden arm" par Otto Preminger - 1955
Lithographie sur papier marouflé sur toile
Encadrée
h: 112 w: 76 cm


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Location: Paris, FR

Auction House: Artcurial

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SAUL BASS (1920-1996). VERTIGO. 1958. 40x27 inches, 103x68 cm. Amalgamated Lithographers of America, Cleveland.

Lot 175: SAUL BASS (1920-1996). VERTIGO. 1958. 40x27 inches, 103x68 cm. Amalgamated Lithographers of America, Cleveland.

Auction Date: May 10, 2016

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

Description: SAUL BASS (1920-1996) VERTIGO. 1958.
40 3/4x27 inches, 103 1/2x68 1/2 cm. Amalgamated Lithographers of America, Cleveland.
Condition B+: tears, creases and abrasions at edges and along vertical and horizontal folds; pin holes in corners; paper reinforcement on verso of lower left corner. Paper.
Saul Bass became famous in the 1950s, thanks to his collaboration with Otto Preminger and Alfred Hitchcock, for each of whom he designed movie posters and title sequences. He revolutionized both fields, the former thanks to his dropping the "big head" theory, prevalent in movie poster advertising throughout that decade, and the latter by redefining film's visual language. Whether using graphics or photography, his work is always highly symbolic and minimal, living up to his credo, "symbolize and summarize." This poster "encapsulates the sensation of vertigo by having a couple sucked into a vortex. The slightly off-kilter, irregular capitals further hint at the vertiginous" (Saul Bass p. 178). Saul Bass p. 178, The Poster p. 287.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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BASS, Saul - EXODUS

Lot 155: BASS, Saul - EXODUS

Auction Date: Mar 20, 2015

Estimate: £40 - £60

Description: offset poster in colours, 1960, United Artists, U.S. one-sheet, framed and glazed 41 x 27in. (104 x 68.6cm.)...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Dreweatts 1759

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Vertigo (Paramount, 1958). Six Sheet (79" X 81").

Lot 86468: Vertigo (Paramount, 1958). Six Sheet (79" X 81").

Auction Date: Nov 22, 2014

Estimate: $20,000 - $40,000

Description: Vertigo (Paramount, 1958). Six Sheet (79" X 81"). For Alfred Hitchcock fans and devotees of artist Saul Bass, this is the poster worth waiting for. Making its Heritage debut, the six sheet format from Vertigo is a a marvel in its own right. One can only be impressed with how masterful an image Bass created for this highly elusive piece. With little more than basic line drawings and a few spiral weaves, Bass successfully underscores James Stewart peering at the ground below him, overcoming his acrophobia at the film's climax. He's at the tower of San Juan Bautista, with the screaming Kim Novak just before she falls to her death. It's an image as dizzying and intense as the film itself. For a poster this large, the piece has survived in remarkable condition. Restored to diminish signs of handling, the six sheet has had touchup to the folds, a few small spots in the bottom background, the top left corner, a tiny hole below the title, pinholes across the top border/background, a tear under the "Novak" credit and a tear in the "ch" of "Hitchcock." A small dot stain can still be detected in the bottom background, as can some smudging under "Vista Vision." A poster of this significance doesn't come around often! Very Fine on Linen....

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Auction House: Heritage Auctions

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Vertigo (Paramount, 1958). One Sheet (27" X 41.75").

Lot 86482: Vertigo (Paramount, 1958). One Sheet (27" X 41.75").

Auction Date: Nov 22, 2014

Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000

Description: Vertigo (Paramount, 1958). One Sheet (27" X 41.75"). A noted director once said that for him, Vertigo began when he saw the Saul Bass designed poster outside the theatre. The artist uses a jittery font and a clever, unsettling spiral, pulling the characters into a vortex of disequilibrium. A woman lies in a pool of blood, a police-styled drawn outline around her, and whether the man in black is harming or helping, remains eerily uncertain. Three of the borders were very slightly trimmed, and touchup has been applied to the folds. A quintessential piece for both Hitchcock and graphic art connoisseurs. Fine+ on Linen....

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Auction House: Heritage Auctions

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Bonjour Tristesse (Columbia, 1958). One Sheet (27" X 41

Lot 86581: Bonjour Tristesse (Columbia, 1958). One Sheet (27" X 41

Auction Date: Nov 22, 2014

Estimate: $500 - $800

Description: Bonjour Tristesse (Columbia, 1958). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Fans of artist Saul Bass won't want to miss this striking one sheet, inspired by Otto Preminger's coming-of-age tale of a teenage girl (Jean Seberg), who tries to grow up and be very sophisticated about her playboy father's (David Niven) parade of women visiting their French Riviera villa one summer. Deborah Kerr arrives to disrupt the household. In sensational condition, the poster shows only edge wear and a faint dust shadow in the left border. Folded, Very Fine....

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Auction House: Heritage Auctions

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Bunny Lake is Missing (Art Krebs Screen Studio, 1965).

Lot 86582: Bunny Lake is Missing (Art Krebs Screen Studio, 1965).

Auction Date: Nov 22, 2014

Estimate: $600 - $1,200

Description: Bunny Lake is Missing (Art Krebs Screen Studio, 1965). Saul Bass Silk-Screen Poster (25" X 39") Here is a unique opportunity to be one of the few to own an original silk screen concept poster for Bunny Lake as it was designed by the legendary Saul Bass and was privately printed for him in 1965. Originally printed in an edition of 56 prints per record of the printer, Krebs Studio, from October 14, 1965. The Museum of Modern Art, friends, and exhibitions, were the originally intended recipients of the posters, and any of these that might have remained in the estate after the passing of Mr. Bass have long since been distributed. What is very fascinating to poster collectors, is that this image is a much cleaner design than that used by Columbia, who added the watch and the cramped credits on the release poster. Do not miss adding this very scarce and wonderful Bass design to your collection. Near Mint-....

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Auction House: Heritage Auctions

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In Harm's Way (Art Krebs Screen Studio, 1965). Saul Bas

Lot 86583: In Harm's Way (Art Krebs Screen Studio, 1965). Saul Bas

Auction Date: Nov 22, 2014

Estimate: $600 - $1,200

Description: In Harm's Way (Art Krebs Screen Studio, 1965). Saul Bass Silk-Screen Poster (25" X 39"). While the art for the one sheet showcases Saul Bass' original work, the layout is altered just enough to detract from the powerful and arguably more striking image. Bass commissioned the Art Krebs Studio to produce a small number, 56 to be exact, of silk-screen prints of his original design for gifts to friends, museums, and exhibitions throughout the world. This hard to find poster shows only minor surface loss on the verso, and a small tear in the lower edge. Rolled, Very Fine....

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Auction House: Heritage Auctions

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The Man with the Golden Arm (United Artists, 1955). One

Lot 86584: The Man with the Golden Arm (United Artists, 1955). One

Auction Date: Nov 22, 2014

Estimate: $600 - $1,200

Description: The Man with the Golden Arm (United Artists, 1955). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Saul Bass's brilliant design set a new standard for movie posters during the 1950s. He was the first person to realize that the title sequences in films could be an art form unto themselves and could also contribute to the story. After designing the title sequences, his work was sometimes used to design the poster as well. In this case, Bass's design depicts the stylistic and broken arm of a heroin junkie. This was a taboo topic during the 1950s and caused quite a sensation when the film was released. Without a doubt, this was a groundbreaking design in the world of posters and is highly prized by collectors. There is a torn pinhole in the top and bottom border with paper tape on the verso, a small chip in the top right corner, and overall light wrinkling. Folded, Fine/Very Fine....

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Auction House: Heritage Auctions

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The Man with the Golden Arm (United Artists, 1955). Thr

Lot 86585: The Man with the Golden Arm (United Artists, 1955). Thr

Auction Date: Nov 22, 2014

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Description: The Man with the Golden Arm (United Artists, 1955). Three Sheet (41" X 78.5"). Heritage is pleased to present the rare three sheet format from this superb picture. The central image is the design of Saul Bass, creator of memorable logos for many fine films. Bass cleverly chose the black paper cut-out of a twisted heroin addict's arm, noting that the arm is the single most powerful image of real addiction. That he stamped both the opening credits and most of the poster artwork with this central image, and not that of Frank Sinatra's famous face, was a stroke of genius. Only light stains in the bottom border, fold wear, crossfold separations, and light wrinkling can be noted. An excellent opportunity to own a Saul Bass masterpiece! Folded, Very Fine....

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Auction House: Heritage Auctions

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Saint Joan (United Artists, 1957). One Sheet (27" X 41"

Lot 86586: Saint Joan (United Artists, 1957). One Sheet (27" X 41"

Auction Date: Nov 22, 2014

Estimate: $400 - $800

Description: Saint Joan (United Artists, 1957). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Jean Seberg makes her screen debut as Saint Joan of Arc, in this top Otto Preminger production, which was adapted to the screen by Graham Greene. This dramatic Saul Bass designed one sheet shows some creasing in the left background, crossfold separation, fold and edge wear, and pinholes in the top border. Folded, Very Fine....

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Auction House: Heritage Auctions

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Human Rights Week by Saul Bass (UNESCO, 1965). Poster (

Lot 86587: Human Rights Week by Saul Bass (UNESCO, 1965). Poster (

Auction Date: Nov 22, 2014

Estimate: $600 - $1,200

Description: Human Rights Week by Saul Bass (UNESCO, 1965). Poster (18" X 24"). American graphic designer Saul Bass is known for his work on outstanding film posters, such as The Shining, The Man with the Golden Arm, Vertigo, Anatomy of a Murder, and many more. His unmistakable handiwork graces this poignant poster. In 1964, Bass was commissioned by the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO to create artwork promoting Human Rights Week, an annual celebration and awareness raiser of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The poster makes a powerful statement, as a burst of flames is seen blazing from some of the most admired articles of the declaration. Offered for the first time by Heritage, the poster shows pinpoint crossfold separation, and very faint offset. Featured prominently in the recently published book,"Saul Bass, A Life in Film and Design." Folded, Very Fine....

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Auction House: Heritage Auctions

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Spartacus (Universal International, 1960). Title Sequen

Lot 86588: Spartacus (Universal International, 1960). Title Sequen

Auction Date: Nov 22, 2014

Estimate: $700 - $1,400

Description: Spartacus (Universal International, 1960). Title Sequence Photo (13.5" X 30"). This is image # 8 from the opening title sequence of Spartacus designed and created by Saul Bass. It is an original work of art from the classic film title designer and was used directly in the film. This photo of a knife point goes with the #7 frame to complete the image of a hand holding a knife. The piece has a few surface abrasions, and there is a bit of black masking tape along the edges as placed by the camera department. The board also has the following stamp on the back: "Saul Bass & Assoc., 7758 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles 46, Cal." Fine/Very Fine on Illustration Board....

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Auction House: Heritage Auctions

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Spartacus (Universal International, 1960). Title Sequen

Lot 86589: Spartacus (Universal International, 1960). Title Sequen

Auction Date: Nov 22, 2014

Estimate: $700 - $1,400

Description: Spartacus (Universal International, 1960). Title Sequence Photo (13.5" X 30"). This is the # 5A frame from the opening title sequence to Spartacus designed by Saul Bass. It was used twice in the sequence; once horizontally and again vertically. It begins to be seen in a dissolve midway through "CHARLES LAUGHTON as GRACCHUS" until it fades out and is then used for the following title as well, "NINA FOCH, JOHN IRELAND, HERBERT LOM, JOHN DALL, CHARLES McGRAW." The board on which the image is mounted has some slight wear to the edges and rounding to the corners. There is still some black masking tape on the image area that was placed there by the camera department along with some "Start" and "Stop" camera directions for use by the animation stand operator. The back has the following stamp; Saul Bass & Assoc., 7758 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles 46, Cal." Fine/Very Fine on Illustration Board....

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Auction House: Heritage Auctions

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Vertigo (Paramount, 1958). Insert (14" X 36").

Lot 86590: Vertigo (Paramount, 1958). Insert (14" X 36").

Auction Date: Nov 22, 2014

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Description: Vertigo (Paramount, 1958). Insert (14" X 36"). A graphic design stand out, you get the best of both worlds with this insert -- iconic Saul Bass artwork and a passionate portrait of stars James Stewart and Kim Novak. Stewart's arresting portrayal of retired private detective Scottie Ferguson keeps audiences on the edge of their seats in this fine Alfred Hitchcock thriller. Scottie, who is plagued with acrophobia, is asked by old friend Gavin Elster (Tom Helmore) to follow his wife, Madeleine (Novak). Only light creases in the borders can be noted. Folded, Very Fine....

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Auction House: Heritage Auctions

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Collection of 18 Academy Award, Tribute and Festival Posters

Lot 1040: Collection of 18 Academy Award, Tribute and Festival Posters

Auction Date: Nov 15, 2014

Estimate: $250 - $300

Description: Collection of 18 Academy Award, Tribute and Festival Posters. 18 vintage posters including seven Academy Award promotional posters including the desirable 1993 poster designed by Saul Bass (various sizes), two Academy of Motion Pictures tribute posters including the 1984 poster to Alfred Hitchcock and the highly coveted 1988 poster to Boris Karloff boasting a wonderful image as Frankenstein's Monster. Also included are festival posters for the LA International Film Exposition, and two tributes to Sid Avery photography of James Dean and Steve McQueen. All posters rolled in very good to fine condition some with minor evidence of handling. From the Dann Cahn Collection. Estimated Value $250 - 300....

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Auction House: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

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NY Film Festival Poster, Saul Bass, 1964

Lot 134: NY Film Festival Poster, Saul Bass, 1964

Auction Date: May 28, 2014

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: New York second annual film festival poster by Saul Bass, 1964; . Dimensions: approximately 45-1/2" L x 30-1/4" W...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Showplace Antique & Design Center

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SAUL BASS "Advise & Consent" Litho

Lot 602: SAUL BASS "Advise & Consent" Litho

Auction Date: Jul 07, 2013

Estimate: $200 - $400

Description: SAUL BASS (American 1920-1996) "Advise & Consent" Lithograph. 41 x 27 inches/ 104.2 x 68.6 centimeters. Frame: 46 x 31 inches/ 116.8 x 78.7 centimeters....

Location: Alameda, CA, US

Auction House: Michaan's Auctions

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Saul Bass (1927-1996)

Lot 274: Saul Bass (1927-1996)

Auction Date: May 23, 2013

Estimate: £0 - £0

Description: Saul Bass (1927-1996) VERTIGO 1958, Paramount, U.S. one-sheet, condition A-; backed on linen, conservation framed 41 x 27in. (104 x 69cm.)...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Christie's

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Saul Bass (1927-1996)

Lot 276: Saul Bass (1927-1996)

Auction Date: May 23, 2013

Estimate: £0 - £0

Description: Saul Bass (1927-1996) VERTIGO 1958, Paramount, U.S. 60x40, condition B+; unfolded, not backed 60 x 40in. (153 x 102cm.)...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Christie's

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Saul Bass (1920-1996)

Lot 277: Saul Bass (1920-1996)

Auction Date: May 23, 2013

Estimate: £0 - £0

Description: Saul Bass (1920-1996) SAN FRANCISCO FILM FESTIVAL 1960, 4th San Francisco International Film Festival, U.S. one-sheet, condition A; backed on linen 41 x 27in. (104 x 69cm.)...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Christie's

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BASS, Saul (1920 - 1996) ADVISE & CONSENT 1962.

Lot 65: BASS, Saul (1920 - 1996) ADVISE & CONSENT 1962.

Auction Date: Mar 19, 2013

Estimate: £100 - £150

Description: BASS, Saul (1920 - 1996) ADVISE & CONSENT 1962. U.S, cond.A-, not backed 41 x 27ins. (100 x 70cm.)...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Bloomsbury Auctions

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Saul Bass (American 1920-1996), Tempesta su Washington (Advise and Consent)

Lot 57: Saul Bass (American 1920-1996), Tempesta su Washington (Advise and Consent)

Auction Date: Feb 22, 2013

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: Saul Bass (American 1920-1996)
Tempesta su Washington (Advise and Consent)
Movie poster, 1962, Columbia Pictures, Italian one sheet; creases due to folding. Framed.*
Sight size: 54-7/8 x 38-3/4 in (139 x 98.4 cm)
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Location: Rockville, MD, US

Auction House: Weschler's

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Saul Bass (1920-1996)

Lot 209: Saul Bass (1920-1996)

Auction Date: Nov 01, 2012

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Description: Saul Bass (1920-1996)
Saint Joan
1957, United Artists, British quad, condition A-; backed on linen
30 x 40in. (76 x 105cm.)
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Christie's

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