Stanley Kubrick: A photograph of the art department for 2001: A Space Odyssey at Shepperton Studios, 1968,
Lot 11
Stanley Kubrick: A photograph of the art department for 2001: A Space Odyssey at Shepperton Studios,
1968,
Sold for £ 312 (US$ 436) inc. premium

Lot Details
Stanley Kubrick: A photograph of the art department for 2001: A Space Odyssey at Shepperton Studios,
1968,
the wide-angle photograph taken by Kubrick featuring various members of the art department including; John Graysmark, John Fenner, Tony Reading and Alan Tomkins who were all draughtsmen for the feature film. Mounted and entitled '2001 Art Department'. Signed Stanley Kubrick in black ink to the mount, framed and glazed, image 13 1/2in x 6in (34cm x 15cm)

Footnotes

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey is an epic science-fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. Although it initially received mixed reactions from critics and audiences, it gradually garnered a cult following and slowly became the highest-grossing North American film of 1968. It was nominated for four Academy Awards and received one for its visual effects.

    Provenance:
    Given to the vendor, Alan Tomkins, by Kubrick, who recalls that Kubrick came into the office to do a test shot with a new wide-angle camera he had just acquired.

    Alan Tomkins (b.1939) is an Art Director whose 51-year career in the film industry led him to work on numerous feature films which include not only seven James Bond films from Dr. No to Casino Royale, but other titles such as Lawrence Of Arabia, Saving Private Ryan, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Curse Of The Pink Panther, Trail Of The Pink Panther, and Batman Begins, to name a few. Tomkins was nominated for an Academy Award in 'Best Art Direction' for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, and won an Emmy Award for Gulliver's Travels. Despite all this, the highlight of his career was when John Houston asked him to direct a small scene with Paul Newman, whilst they were filming on location in Malta, on Macintosh Man. Tomkins is also the author of 'Stars And Wars: The Film Memoirs And Photographs of Alan Tomkins', published 2015.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this photo depicts the Art Department for 2001: A Space Odyssey at MGM studios, as opposed to Shepperton as catalogued.
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It has come to our attention that Lot 133 of the Entertainment Memorabilia auction contained a number of photographs taken and owned by David Bailey. One of these photographs featuring Mick Jagger taken through a fish eye lens was reproduced on the cover of the auction catalogue and on our website. We have removed those photographs from the Lot and changed the catalogue cover and our website

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