La Planète Sauvage, 2023
20 x 30
Edition of 200
6 colors on cream paper
Signed and numbered
I am proud to unveil my very special 50th anniversary poster for Fantastic Planet! I created this to celebrate the 35mm film screening at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco and is limited to only 200 copies.
Nothing else has ever looked or felt like director René Laloux’s animated marvel Fantastic Planet, a politically minded and visually inventive work of science fiction. The film is set on a distant planet called Ygam, where enslaved humans (Oms) are the playthings of giant blue native inhabitants (Draags). After Terr, kept as a pet since infancy, escapes from his gigantic child captor, he is swept up by a band of radical fellow Oms who are resisting the Draags’ oppression and violence. With its eerie, coolly surreal cutout animation by Roland Topor; brilliant psychedelic jazz score by Alain Goraguer; and wondrous creatures and landscapes, this Cannes-awarded 1973 counterculture classic is a perennially compelling statement against conformity and violence.
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