This is an official limited edition screen print for Alexandro Jodorowsky's El Topo by Martin Ansin.
- 24" x 36"
- hand numbered edition of 265
- 5 color silkscreen
- printed by D&L Screenprinting
- 100lb Lynx Opaque white paper
- released 2010
- mint condition
The design of this poster is heavily influenced by the symbolism of Jodorowsky's El Topo.
Behind the presentation of the characters of the film, lies a geometric arrangement that relates to the Christian and Eastern symbolism in the journey of the main character. The original inspiration for this arrangement came from totemic culture and geometric religious shapes, such as mandalas.
For instance, on this poster the five faces can resemble a Christian cross, hinted at by the lighting on Jodorowsky's face, and relating to the downfall and "rebirth" of the main character at the end of the first half of the film. Also, the composition shows two triangles—described by the hands and bottom face, and the three top heads and hats—forming a shape similar to a unicursal hexagram, allegedly used in mythology to express the belief that one can eventually become some sort of a divine figure, a theme that runs through the film.
- Martin Ansin