Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Metropolis

Poster for MetropolisYesterday, the record price of $600 000 was paid for this poster, one of only four known surviving copies, by Heinz Shultz-Nuedamm for Fritz Lang's 1927 movie classic, Metropolis.

Not only is it a perfect example of classic art deco, I think that it has to be one of the most beautiful and appropriate movie posters of all time. It perfectly captures the promise of the future brought about by technological advance combined with the fears for the position of humanity if that future is mismanaged.

4 Comments:

Blogger andrea said...

Fantastic piece of history and art. Do you know who the artist was?

2:07 am  
Blogger andrea said...

Oops! "Must learn to read more carefully for details embedded in text." Sorry...

2:08 am  
Blogger JP said...

Wow! Does it? Looks kinda pervy to me.

8:27 am  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

andrea: seems that you are more of a pictures person than a word person? :-)

jp: only a perv would find that pic looks pervy! perhaps that's why I find it rather pervy too?

11:11 am  

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