SAUL BASS / THE TWO OF US [LE VIEIL HOMME ET L'ENFANT] ca. Vintage original 26 x 35 ½ 66 x 90 cm. Michel Simon, Charles Denner, Alain Cohen, dir: Claude Berri; Cinema V. Our friend, poster collector and dealer Daniel Strebin, provided this information: About a decade ago, Daniel 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. 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.
This poster was for the US-release of a French film by Claude Berri, about a young Jewish boy who goes to live with a Catholic couple in France during World War II. The husband (Michel Simon), who does not know his young charge is Jewish, is in fact a virulent anti-Semite, but comes to love the young man and outgrow his prejudices.
Theatrical one sheet poster has a similar design, but it is only printed in black, with an obtrusive slogan at the top -- making this silkscreen infinitely more effective. It must come back in the same condition as it was sent. AUTHENTICATION: My name is Walter Reuben. I have been collecting movie posters since 1978.I have been a full-time dealer since 1982. Everything which I sell is fully researched and entirely guaranteed to be completely authentic and as described. A lifetime of experience goes behind every description of every piece which I offer. ABOUT ME: For further information, go to the ABOUT ME. The item "SAUL BASS / THE TWO OF US (1967 or later) Silkscreen poster ft.
Unedited design" is in sale since Tuesday, May 06, 2014. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Posters\Originals-United States\1960-69". The seller is "walterfilmusa" and is located in Los Angeles, California.This item can be shipped worldwide.