A Robert McGinnis original painting of the poster art for You Only Live Twice

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A Robert McGinnis original painting of the poster art for You Only Live Twice

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The W.E. "Wes" Shank Collection of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Memorabilia
A Robert McGinnis original painting of the poster art for You Only Live Twice
United Artists, 1967. Gouache on paper, signed ("R. McGinnis") to lower right, matted and framed. Sean Connery is surrounded by a bevy of bikini-clad women in this original painting which appeared on the style C posters and soundtrack album for the 1967 James Bond film. Robert Edward McGinnis is a prolific American artist who is best remembered for his poster art for Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), The Odd Couple (1968), Woody Allen's Sleeper (1973), and over 40 other films. He has illustrated over 1000 covers for paperback novels dating from the 1950s and 1960s (considered the "golden age" of paperback books), as well as provided artwork for hundreds of magazines. In 1967, he was commissioned by United Artists to create this painting for the poster, and he was put on a strict deadline; in his hurry, he forgot to sign the piece. He was finally able to sign it in 1995 when it was brought to his Connecticut studio. Three color snapshots of the event accompany this lot.
Overall: 18.5 x 27 in.; within mat: 9.5 x 17.5 in.
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A Robert McGinnis original painting of the poster art for You Only Live Twice
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