The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is hosting an exhibit of original works and one-sheet posters by renowned artist Bob Peak.
Bob Peak: Creating the Modern Movie Poster features an array of pieces created for movie posters.
Promotional text for the Academy website reads:
“Artist and designer Bob Peak (1927–1992) has been hailed as the “father of the modern Hollywood movie poster.” His unique style of motion picture advertising imagery will be on display in the Academy’s Fourth Floor Gallery, where colorful, graphically complex original paintings done for iconic movie poster campaigns are shown alongside the final one-sheet posters for such titles as “My Fair Lady,” “Camelot,” “Superman,” “Star Trek – The Motion Picture” and “Apocalypse Now.” Multiple designs are presented for nearly 50 films from among the more than 100 campaigns he designed in the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s.”
There is also a video tour of the gallery online. The event runs from January 20 through April 17, 2011. Admission is free. Visit the links below for more details and for directions.