BOB KANE - INSCRIBED POSTER SIGNED CIRCA 1979 - HFSID 165918
Sale Price $1,105.00
A poster featuring the caped crusader and his side kick, Robin, for the 1979 UNICEF International Year of the Child. Framed to an overall size of 31½x43
Poster inscribed and signed: "'BATS' WISHES TO MY FANS WORLDWIDE/BOB KANE". 1p, color, 23x33. Kane, who has drawn a box around his signature, designed this 1979 "UNICEF/International Year of the Child" poster. He has titled the poster: "Batman/and/Robin/have joined the crusade" and his inscription appears just under it. In 1939, 18-year-old Bob Kane (1915-1998), a born doodler, was challenged by his boss at DC Comics to create a superhero. Kane responded by ingeniously combining the fear of bats and the use of disguises from the 1920s silent films, The Bat and The Mark of Zorro, with drawings from Leonardo da Vinci to create his heroic character, Batman. His renderings of Batman, Robin and their villainous counterparts transcended the fledgling comic book industry. Kane's superhero and his alter ego, Bruce Wayne (modeled on the artist himself), has been the subject of a campy TV series (1966-1968) and a series of Batman films, including Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Batman Forever (1995), Batman & Robin (1997) and Batman Begins (2005), as well as a spin-off film, Catwoman (2004). With the Pop Art quality of his printed work, Kane bridged a wide range of media. Some light horizontal creases do not take away from the image or writing. Framed in Gallery of History Style: 31½x43.
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