1966 Italian 4-foglio 55x78in (140x200cm)
Grade: Fine to Very Fine
Poster title: Blow-Up
Poster Year: 1966
Poster Origin: Italian
Style: red style
Film title: Blowup
Film Year: 1966
Film Directors: Michelangelo Antonioni
Film Plot: A mod London photographer seems to find something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.
Grade: C7 Fine to Very Fine. Folded, single-sided. Top C7-C8: Unused poster with only minor handling/storage/fold wear, slight extra fold, some tiny paper chips at bottom edge (only in the blank overlap section). Some red ink transfer in the white borders on the left and right sides, otherwise very nice condition. Bottom C7: Unused poster with only minor handling/storage/fold wear, very slight cross fold separation, minor corner crease in lower right, minor fold wear from handling/storage, red ink looks slightly thin on far left side and a few white spots on the right side, very minor fold wear along the bottom.
Framing: List prices are for posters only. Please inquire to discuss framing options.
Blow-Up is an amazing, multi-layered work of cinema that is both a product of it’s time (swinging sixties London) and a defining moment of the era — the closest comparison might be Easy Rider which was filmed only a few years later in the United States. Blow-Up was virtuoso director Michelangelo Antonioni’s first english language film and, despite the critical praise of his early filmography, it was also his only large commercial hit. This film is as influential today as when it was made and remains one of the most collectible titles from the 1960s.
This huge, country-of-origin Italian poster is quite rare and is one of the few true first printings for this hit film. In Italy, Blow-Up was released into theaters with three identical posters with different background colors — red, yellow, and green. The film ended up a box office smash and new, multi-colored posters were printed for the film. These later printings are considered first release, but not first printing. The red 4-foglio presented here is a true first printing and is still highly sought after by collectors looking to make an outsized impact on their walls.