SAUL BASS | BONJOUR TRISTESSE (ca. 1985) Silkscreen poster


[Los Angeles: Saul Bass, ca. 1985]. Vintage original 32 1/2 x 24 3/4″ (81.5 x 63 cm.) silkscreen poster. Unfolded, just about fine.

Saul Bass designed the poster for this Otto Preminger film, with its iconic image of a woman’s face with a huge tear dripping down from her left eye.

Bass was a purist and created, in limited editions, special silkscreens which represented the purest versions of his poster art. He originally had a small number of these printed in the 1960s, then had this second printing done in the mid-1980s.

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