This August, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Mass., debuts the exclusive presentation of It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection. Bay Area local legend, Kirk Hammett, is obviously best known as the lead guitarist of the Bay Area band Metallica, but he’s also an avid collector of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters.
The exhibition that he’s set up features over 90 pieces of art memorabilia and according to a press release that went out this morning, “provide insight into the evolution of horror and sci-fi films and how they have played upon contemporary societal fears.”
The exhibition, on view Aug. 12 through Nov. 26, 2017, features film posters as well as collectible electric guitars, monster masks, and sculptures.
– 75 posters, 6 guitars and 10 related images
– Work by legendary graphic designers as well as unidentified masters
– The Undead (Dracula, The Mummy, Frankenstein)
– The Collector
– Classic Tales
– Other Realms (Aliens, The Deep)
– Women and Power
– Horror Spoofs
– The Eyes
– Mad Science
Photo of Kirk Hammett courtesy of Alison White