A 007Store exclusive. This hand-printed fine art print features the iconic You Only Live Twice (1967) film poster artwork by Frank McCarthy. Printed on Hahnemuhle bamboo 290gsm art paper, each edition is supplied with a certificate of authenticity, hand numbered and dated by Eon Productions. This is a numbered series of 1,000.
Backstory. The artwork shows Bond effortlessly flying ‘Little Nellie’ without using his hands, as mayhem rages around him. This was cinema’s first helicopter chase, though the sequence proved far too difficult to film in Japan and was eventually shot in Spain. The artwork also includes Bond holding a Walther air pistol which never actually featured in any of the films. This piece of art crept in during a photo shoot for From Russia With Love in 1963, when publicist Tom Carlile showed up with Sean Connery at Magnum photographer David Hurn’s studio without the necessary prop, a Walther PPK handgun. Hurn substituted his own air pistol in the photo shoot, to be used as reference for the poster artist, with the reasoning that they could shorten the barrel in the process of interpretation but they didn’t, and the ‘wrong’ gun shows up in Bond poster art for years to come, even into Roger Moore’s hand.
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Details. The unframed print is shipped in a cardboard tube. The print is covered in a sheet of acid-free tissue with the certificate of authenticity rolled in the centre of the tube. We also apply a roll around the outside of the print - a protective layer of plain white card to protect the outside and corners of the print. All packaging used are recyclable, biodegradable or made from recycled materials.The paper we print on is completely renewable, and biodegradable. Bamboo grows rapidly and is sourced from ethically responsible and sustainable forests.