For all you Angelenos out there, do you have plans for this Saturday evening? This is where I’ll be!
Bob Peak: Father of the Modern Hollywood Poster
June 6, 2009 – June 25, 2009
Opening Reception: Sat. June 6, 2009 (7 pm – 11 pm)
Gallery Nucleus brings you the work of late illustrator Robert (Bob) Peak, a most prolific American illustrator whose extensive catalog of work delved into advertising, fashion, sports, fine art, and film – forever revolutionizing the look of the modern movie poster. Among the more than 130 films for which he did the posters were West Side Story, Camelot, My Fair Lady, Apocalypse Now, and five Star Trek features.
The World Premiere Exhibition will be the first solo show of Peak’s work spanning over three decades. The show will include a series of limited editions, and a special one-of-a-kind oversized edition of My Fair Lady to be auctioned off with all proceeds going to the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund.
Dubbed “the father of modern movie posters,” Peak’s design and color pallet were so fresh and vivid that it swept the Hollywood moguls off of their collective feet; leaving everyone wanting a Bob Peak designed movie campaign. During his lifetime, Peak, designed 20 covers for Time Magazine, 39 covers for T.V. Guide Magazine along with numerous star portraits including Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, and Spencer Tracy. A Hall of Fame member of the New York Society of Illustrators, he was also honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992 by The Hollywood Reporter for his remarkable contribution to the film industry.
Admission is free.