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The Art of Mort Künstler / Documenting America / Movie Posters

Unlike many of history's great civilizations, America has existed almost entirely in an age where media has been present to document the nation's trials and culture. During his long and complex career, Mort Künstler's art has found many ways to contribute to the visual landscape that this media provides.



Hindenburg, The – limited edition print


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Signature Canvas Signed & Numbered - $530.00

Signature Canvas Artist's Proof - $640.00

Classic Canvas Signed & Numbered - $690.00

Classic Canvas Artist's Proof - $820.00

Premier Canvas Signed & Numbered, Unstretched - $995.00

Premier Canvas Signed Artist's Proof, Unstretched - $1,250.00

Collector's Canvas Signed & Numbered, Unstretched - $2,995.00

Collector's Canvas Signed Artist's Proof, Unstretched - $3,495.00



 


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LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

Giclée Canvas Prints
Reproduction technique: Giclées are printed with the finest archival pigmented inks on canvas.
Each print is numbered and signed by the artist and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.


Signature Edition 22" x 19"
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 100
Signed Artist's Proof • Edition Size: 10

Classic Edition 27” x 23”
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 50
Signed Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 10

Premier Edition 34” x 29”
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 15
Signed Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 5

Collector's Edition 44” x 38”
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 5
Signed Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 2



Historical Information
The German airship Hindenburg, the largest dirigible ever built, exploded as it arrived in Lakehurst, New Jersey on May 6, 1937. Thirty-six people died in the fiery accident that has since become iconic, in part because of the live radio broadcast of the disaster.

The Hindenburg had made 10 successful ocean crossings the year before and was held up by Germany’s Nazi government as a symbol of national pride. Within minutes of detecting a gas leak, the tail blew up, sending flames hundreds of feet in the air and as far down as the ground below. A chain reaction caused the entire vessel to burn instantly. There were fifty-six survivors.

Radio announcer Herbert Morrison gave an unforgettable live account of the disaster, “Oh, oh, oh. It’s burst into flames. Get out of the way, please . . . this is terrible . . . it’s burning, bursting into flames, and is falling . . . Oh! This is one of the worst . . . it’s a terrific sight . . .oh, the humanity.”

Mort Künstler's Comments
Commissioned by Fox to advertise the movie The Hindenburg, I first went to previews of the movie, then worked with movie stills, old photographs, and models of the zeppelin.


The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts opened a major retrospective exhibit of Künstler’s art in November 2014, including many of his original movie poster art. Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure, had over 80 pieces from early childhood through his most recent works. This traveling exhibit went to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Virginia, the Citadelle Art Foundation in Canadian, Texas, and the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, New York.


 

 
All illustrations by Mort Künstler. Text by Michael Aubrecht, Dee Brown, Henry Steele Commager, Rod Gragg, Mort Künstler, Edward Lengel, James McPherson, and James I. Robertson, Jr. - Copyright © 2001-2016. All Rights Reserved. No part of the contents of this web site may be reproduced or utilized in any form by any means without written consent of the artist.