Razzia (Gerard Courbouleix Deneriaz)

2004 Original French Movie Poster - Cannes Film Festival

$1,200.00
  • 2004 Original French Movie Poster - Cannes Film Festival

Razzia (Gerard Courbouleix Deneriaz)

2004 Original French Movie Poster - Cannes Film Festival

$1,200.00
Date: 2004
Size:  43 x 60 inches
Artist: Razzia

About The Poster: 
A larger than life poster designed for the world-famous film festival held in Cannes, France in May every year. The 57th version of the Festival awarded the Palme D'Or to the American film Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore.  
As the Atlantic (Magazine) wrote about the 2004 Festival: "There was no film more searing and yet ultimately disposable than Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, a polemical critique of the Bush administration and the War in Iraq that debuted to a 20-minute standing ovation. Cannes was getting more press attention than usual for the simple fact that Moore's new documentary would be in competition there; its Palme win was its first step to huge box office success ($222 million worldwide) and prompted an unsurprising volley of criticism from right-wing pundits, who said, of course, the cheese-eating surrender monkeys of Cannes would reward Moore.

 

But the 2004 jury was, in fact, barely French at all. Tarantino headed the jury (ten years after winning his Palme d'Or for Pulp Fiction) which included French actress Emmanuelle Beart and Belgian comedian Benoit Poelvoorde, but also the Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat, noted photographer Jerry Schatzberg, and Vietnamese director Tsui Hark. Best of all, there were Kathleen Turner and Tilda Swinton. All Cannes juries are eclectic, but still, that is absolutely a group I'd love to watch movies with for a couple of weeks, even if Tarantino probably pestered Turner with questions about Brian de Palma the whole time."

The poster is in excellent condition, hand-signed, linen-backed and ready to frame.

About the Artist:

Razzia is one of a handful of modern artists who have chosen posters as their form of expression. His work uses strong colors and imagery, often with Art Deco overtones, to quickly and effectively convey the advertising and marketing message. 

Razzia (whose real name is Gerard Courbouleix Deneriaz) began his career as a successful photographer working with "rock & roll giants" like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and Pink Floyd. Tired of professional photography field, he turned to graphic design and over the past 25 years, he has created innumerable images of fast cars, fast women, and even posters for Louis Vuitton. He lives and works in Paris.