”You talkin’ to me?”
Ranked in AFI’s top 100 movies of all time (52nd) as well as being preserved in the National Film Registry, ”Taxi Driver", directed by Martin Scorsese, fielded a star studded cast including Robert DeNiro, Harvey Keitel, Cybil Shepard, Albert Brooks and a young Jodie Foster. On par with the stellar performances of its cast, this 1976 original US 1 Sheet poster presents boldly with the dark and isolated emphasis of NYC nights accentuating the yellow hues of the famous checker cab driven by Travis Bickle. Housed in a black with copper frame measuring 32-1/4 x 46” (minor dings), the poster has been professionally ”Linen Backed” and restored. Presenting with minimal toning and fold lines visible upon close inspection, the piece is well-preserved and ready for display. Nominated for four Academy Awards and winner of the “Palme d'Or” (Cannes Film Festival’s highest honor), "Taxi Driver" will forever be linked with American culture from the presently popular “Mohawk” look to John Hinkley Jr.’s attempted assassination of president Ronald Reagan due to his obsession with the movie and Jodie Foster’s character.
At the consignor’s request, the option is given to the winning bidder to keep the poster with the frame or have Huggins & Scott carefully remove the poster from its frame to save on shipping.
Linen Backing is an archival process that restores and preserves posters by professionally mounting them onto canvas. This process (an expensive and time consuming one) stabilizes and protects the poster, drastically improving its appearance by decreasing fold lines and other minor defects, as well as increasing the value of a poster. Thusly posters that have already gone through the “Linen Backing” process receive a higher premium.