BARCELONA – An exhibition spanning movie director Stanley Kubrick’s creative career was getting ready to open its doors to the public Tuesday in northwestern Spain’s Barcelona.
The retrospective exhibition of the work of the American director, writer and producer is an in-depth exploration of his career, featuring over 600 items including pictures from his early work as a “Look” magazine photographer, movie scripts, stills, costumes and props, equipment and correspondence with fellow artists.
“Kubrick fans will find key elements, props and original costumes in Kubrick’s films such as the star child and the man-ape costume from ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ the dresses of the twin sisters and Jack Torrance’s axe from ‘The Shining,’ the Born to Kill helmet from ‘Full Metal Jacket’ (1986) and the masks from ‘Eyes Wide Shut,’” the organizers said on their website.
The exhibition features many props and costumes, a testament to Kubrick’s sophisticated aesthetic and meticulous eye for detail, but also presents materials and documents from the half-baked projects which never saw the light of day like “Napoleon” and “Aryan Papers.”
The retrospective was curated by Hans-Peter Reichmann and Tim Heptner of the Deutsches Filmmuseum in Frankfurt, and is a touring exhibition that has previously visited other cities including Los Angeles, Paris and Mexico City.
The Stanley Kubrick exhibition runs from Oct. 24-March 31 at the Contemporary Culture Center in Barcelona.