English title: From Russia with Love
Poster title: Desde Rusia con Amor
Artist: Quibus, Macario (1926-)
Poster Year: 1964
Poster Origin: Spanish
Film title: From Russia With Love
Film Year: 1963
Film Origin: UK
Film Directors: Terence Young
Film Plot: James Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by SPECTRE.
Grade: C5 Very Good to Fine. Folded, single-sided. Prior to linen backing the poster was brittle with edge/fold/handling wear, chipping and paper loss at the edges and several misfolds along the bottom. Expert restoration including small paper fills and airbrushing to the background have addressed all of these flaws and the poster now appears very fine to near mint.
Framing: List prices are for posters only. Please inquire to discuss framing options.
This 1st release Spanish poster features wonderful artwork from Macario Gómez Quibus, better known simply as “mac”, which itself is based on the original UK artwork from Renato Fratini. However, instead of simply adapting the Fratini design to a portrait orientation, “mac” came up with several unique additions including a battle between Bond and Grant, played by Robert Shaw, and what is arguably a more faithful representation of Daniela Bianchi as Tatiana. While at first glance this Spanish 1-sheet might appear to be a “knock-off” of the UK art, it is a unique and highly desirable design that commands it’s own premium!