Exhibitions

Rock On, 2017

R. Kikuo Johnson 

www.rkikuojohnson.com

"It’s Alive!” Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection

On view August 12, 2017 to November 26, 2017

Located in the: Special Exhibition Galleries

Kirk Hammett, best known as the guitarist of the rock band Metallica, is also an avid collector of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters. This exhibition features 135 works that provide insight into the evolution of horror and sci-fi films and how they have played upon contemporary societal fears. Hammett acknowledges his poster collection as a source of inspiration for his own musical creativity. The exhibition features film posters as well as collectible electric guitars, monster masks and sculptures.

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The Peabody Essex Museum organized “It’s Alive!” Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection. Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation provided generous support. The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum provided additional support.

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Images

Lionel Reiss, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, 1921,

Lionel Reiss, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, 1921,

produced by Decla-Bioscop, Germany, printed by H. C. Miner Lithograph Company, lithograph, 41 x 27 in. (104.1 x 68.6 cm). Collection of Kirk Hammett.

Reynold Brown

Reynold Brown

Creature from the Black Lagoon, 1954, produced by Universal Pictures, offset lithograph, 79 7/8 × 40 1/2 in. (202.9 × 102.9 cm). Collection of Kirk Hammett. Courtesy of Universal Studios Licensing, LLC.

Dracula

Dracula

1931, produced by Universal Pictures, printed by Morgan Lithograph Company, lithograph, 41 × 27 in. (104.1 × 68.6 cm). Collection of Kirk Hammett. Courtesy of Universal Studios Licensing, LLC.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

1931, produced by Universal Pictures, United States, printed by Morgan Lithograph Company, lithograph, 78.5 x 41 in. (199.4 x 104.1 cm). Collection of Kirk Hammett. Courtesy of Universal Pictures Licensing, LLC. Photo by Heritage Auctions, HA.com

Attributed to Karoly Grosz

Attributed to Karoly Grosz

The Mummy, 1932, produced by Universal Pictures, printed by Morgan Lithograph Company, lithograph, 81 x 41 in. (205.7 x 101.1 cm). Collection of Kirk Hammett. Courtesy of Universal Pictures Licensing, LLC.

Rock On, 2017

Rock On, 2017

R. Kikuo Johnson 

www.rkikuojohnson.com

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