Battleship Potemkin


1967 Japanese B2 20x28" (51x72cm)

Grade: Very Fine


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English title: Battleship Potemkin

Poster title: 戦艦ポチョムキン

Poster Year: 1967

Poster Origin: Japanese

Size: B2  20x28"  (51x72cm)

Style: re-release

Film title: Броненосец Потемкин

Film Year: 1925

Film Origin: Soviet Union

Film Directors: Sergei M. Eisenstein

Film Actors: Aleksandr AntonovVladimir BarskyGrigori AleksandrovIvan Bobrov

Film Genres: History| War

Film Plot: A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre.

Categories: Mid-Century ModernShipsWarFilm

Keywords: 1920s1960sblueconstructivismDesigngreenOdessa

Grade: C8  Very Fine. Rolled, single-sided. Very minimal handling wear. Amazing original condition with bright, bold colors. Only the lightest edge where along the sides where this poster was stored in a loose tri-fold, which is very common for Japanese B2s.

Framing: List prices are for posters only. Please inquire to discuss framing options.

Price: $325

One of the world’s most influential films, Battleship Potemkin was a film commissioned by the new Soviet rulers to celebrate the events leading up to the 1905 Bolshevik revolution. Part propaganda, part art film, Battleship Potemkin re-defined the language of cinema and inspired multiple generations of film-makers. As early as 1958, it was named the greatest film of all-time at the Brussel’s World Fair.

This Japanese re-release design is striking in it’s use of colors and montage. Design elements include a silhouette of the titular battleship overlaid on top of the Odessa steps — two of the most important scenes in the film. Interestingly, this poster uses various inks to lend a wonderful 3D effect — the silver smoke clouds from the battleship are done in a mildly metallic ink that almost appears to be spray-painted on! Don’t miss out on this wonderful and unique design.

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