Forbidden Planet 30x40 Silkscreened Poster.

Currency:USD Category:Memorabilia / Movie - Memorabilia Start Price:6,000.00 USD Estimated At:7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD
Forbidden Planet 30x40 Silkscreened Poster.
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(MGM, 1956) An excessively rare original U.S. silkscreened 30x40 poster for the Freudian techno-horror masterpiece, Forbidden Planet. Featuring bold day-glo artwork of Robby the Robot carrying the beautiful Altaira, against a backdrop of Mod-futurist architecture and cosmic iconography, the poster epitomizes all the greatest elements of the era's pulp sci-fi aesthetic. Only a small number of these rare posters have ever been sold at public auction, making this gorgeous large-format poster one of the scarcest styles not just for this film, but for any genre classic of the period. As the poster style suggests, the piece measures 40"x30". It has undergone sensitive professional restoration and presents beautifully with very faint creases and spots of discoloration. There are a few small black paint smears in "Planet" from the original silkscreening process (typical of such posters), some expected tan toning to the underlying paper from age, and faint brown spot discoloration to some of the plain paper elements including the tag line and billing at left. As with the discovery of a hyper-advanced alien civilization, opportunities to own one of the most sought after sci-fi posters in the galaxy rarely happen more than once a millennium.