Lever Gallery Artist Signed Limited Edition Print
Professional high-resolution scan, colour adjusted to closely represent original artwork. Giclée print on 100% ‘Hahnemühle’ 308gsm Fine Art Paper, using archival pigmented inks.
Framed Edition of 20 + 5 artist's proofs, each signed by the artist
The print is approximately 120cm wide x 120cm tall and is mounted on art board, float mounted on to conservation grade mountboard and presented in a white wooden box frame glazed with anti-reflective glass.
The original artwork was an acrylic and mixed media painting on canvas, 1965. Our prints are made using a 5X4 transparency of the original work
Illustration of the filming of the Moon Pit scene.
Brian Sanders was commissioned by Stanley Kubrick to record the film being made and spent a year drawing and painting in Stage H at Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, England.
2001: A Space Odyssey production designer Harry Lange had previously worked at NASA with Wernher von Braun and as a result the designs he created for the film required security clearance by NASA. Designs similar to Lange's work would appear in actual NASA space missions over the following decades. The production design, the realistic light and dark of space and the slow movement of action in the film helped establish it as touchstone for most if not all 'space' films that were to follow over the coming decades.
Lever Gallery lovingly restored and scanned 50 year old 5'X4' and 10'X8' transparencies of Brian's original work, the actual drawings and paintings having been lost in a fire at Kubrick's house several years ago. The reproductions are the first time the public has been able to see again how the film was made, the dedication of Kubrick and the crew plus the highly innovative techniques used to create such convincing scenes of weightlessness in space.