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Stanley Kubrick gave the hat to Philip Castle so that he could get the right curve in the brim for the poster. He never asked for it back, so Philip kept it.
The Outside of the Sho
Very small promotion, could walk right by without seeing it.
Poster, painting and logo sketches - some were not used.
Poster concept and an original newspaper with the poster advertisement for the film
Series of 24 original sketches of ideas for the poster, done during his first viewing of the film.
1972 Recordings featured in Stanley Kubrick's ACO (Deutsche Grammophone) - Black Cover
and the US/UK Original Soundtrack cover.
Lobby Cards and Brochure
A partial set of UK lobby cards and the UK theater brochure.
Concept Poster 1
Originally the writing was across the statuettes' breasts, but when Kubrick wanted it moved, Castle put a bikini on her. Never ending Lucy art.
Concept Poster 2
Unused. Giant Lucy legs with Alex in between.
French 10th Anniversary, French Mini 1972 and Belgian Mini 1972.
Rape Scene Print 1
Signed and numbered print.
Alex Holding Teeth
Signed and numbered print for sale at the time.
Lucy and the Korova
Tables Print 3
Signed and numbered art print.
Droogs in the Durango
Signed and numbered print.
Philip took reference photos of the Lucy Milk machine to paint her on the poster.
The Orange Times
1972 Herald newspaper given out at US theaters.
Foreign posters and newspaper articles.
The exhibit featured his designs and
paintings used for the film. Studying at the Royal College of Art in 1960,
Castle's first work was published in national newspaper advertisements and in
the pages of Vogue magazine. He was noticed by Kubrick, who approached him to
design and illustrate the ad campaigns and set designs for his forthcoming movie
'A Clockwork Orange'.
It also features a wonderful collection of memorabilia and artwork from around the world. Castle's classic poster image is shown in all its variants from around the world and is accompanied by a selection of lobby cards, magazines and original articles from the time of the film's initial release. It's interesting to see the slight changes that each country makes to Castle's work. The sculpture featured heavily in the main poster design is naked on the German, Danish and Argentina poster but covered up for the rest of the world.
There was also a vast array of original sketches and artwork from Castle's own archive, much of which has never surfaced before. Starting with correspondence with the director himself, the original designs for the film's logo are covered in annotation by Kubrick. His notes on this seemingly minuscule part of the production give a nice insight into the great man's thoughts.
Castle's designs and sketches for the Korova Milkbar and its use in the movie's worldwide advertising campaign show how startling the majestic opening sequence is and how well it sets up the mood of the entire film. One bizarre idea was for an ice cream cone campaign!?
Castle's original airbrushed artwork was also on display. Alongside the familiar poster images are works based on the car ride, the Korova Milkbar and the droogs' invasion and attack on 'home'.
There was a limited edition art print sold at the event for the large price of $385.
The exhibition ran from April until June 15, 2000. The Sho Gallery is at 73 Curtain Road, London EC2. Telephone: 020 7729 1590. Opening times: Thursday-Saturday 12noon-6pm; Sundays 12noon-4pm.
Complete pictures and text from the 1972 UK Theater Program
|ACO - Droogs in Car||1971|
|ACO - Tables in Korova||1971|
|ACO - Alex holding glass w/teeth||1971|
|ACO - Alex fighting Catlady||1971|
|ACO - Beethoven and snake||1971|
|ACO - Alex + Dim rape scene||1971|
|Cut N' Out (LE 350)|
|Mott the Hoople - Rock 'n' Roll Queen LP||1972|
|Pulp - Do you remember the 1st time 7"||1994|
|Pulp - His 'N' Hers LP||1994|
|Pulp - The Sisters EP||1994|
|Les Rythmes Digitales - Darkdancer CD||1999|
|European Illustration '74' 75||1974|
|Portfolio w/8 prints (Farrah Fawcett, etc.)||1977|
|Airflow - HC/SC||1980|
|The Airbrush Book (Featured)||1980|
|Harley Earl and the Dream Machine (5 Plates)||1983|
|The Guide to Fantasy Art Techniques (Featured)||1984|
|The Art of the Beatles (Featured) by Mike Evans||1984|
|Airshow - HC/SC||1999|
|Awopbopaloobop Lopbamboom by Nik Cohn||1969|
|Year of the Unicorn by Andre Norton||1970|
|Lennon Remembers: The Rolling Stone Interviews||1973|
|James Dean: A Biography by John Marriott||1997|
|Pirelli Tires Pin Up||1973|
|Paul McCartney Christmas (Wings Art)||1979|
|Wings on Tour Concert||1979|
|Flights of Fantasy Exhibition||1982|
|Museum of Flying Classic Aircraft 1st Auction||1990|
|Museum of Flying Classic Aircraft 2nd Auction||1991|
|A Clockwork Orange||1971|
|Full Metal Jacket||1987|
|Gangster No 1 US||2002|
|The Orange Times (Herald)||1972|
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