Original silkscreen print by John Van Hamersveld for the 50th anniversary of the American documentary The Endless Summer directed by Bruce Brown in 1966.
The Endless Summer is a documentary film on surfing made in 1664 by Bruce Brown, and released in 1966 only due to lack of distributors. The director follows with his 16mm camera Mike Hynson and Robert August on a trip around the world in search of the perfect wave, a hedonistic lifestyle and an endless summer. The two protagonists visit the coasts of Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, New Zealand, Tahiti, Hawaii and California.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of America's most cult surf films, Bruce Brown Films presents a collector's edition screen print of the original poster of the film designed in 1963 by John Van Hamersveld.
Emblematic of the 1960s, it is based on a photograph taken in Salt Creek by Bob Bagley, general manager and cameraman of Bruce Brown Films. Brown is positioned in the foreground, his surfboard on his head, while the two stars of the film pose in front of the setting sun. The artist has converted the photo into a drawing by reducing each shape to a single colour, giving it its vivid pop style. Van Hamersveld is best known for his album covers, and has worked for the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Blondie and the Rolling Stones, among others.
The U.S. Library of Congress classifies The Endless Summer to the National Film Registry on the basis of "cultural, historical, or aesthetic significance" in 2002.
COPY SIGNED BY THE ARTIST
|The Endless Summer
|Country of the film
|Country of the poster
|Actors and/or actresses
|Mike Hynson, Robert August, Miki Dora
|John Van Hamersveld
|Actual size (inches)
|68 x 99
|signed and stamped
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