“Quarto Potere (The Fourth Estate)” Orson Wells. By an unidentified artist. Color photolithographic halftone poster, 1948. 199.5 x 142 cm (78 9/16 x 55 7/8 in.): The post-World War II Italian posters of American films often translated well known films into dramatic painted advertisements. This poster features the image of Orson Wells playing a powerful publishing tycoon in the movie “Citizen Kane.” (The Italian title translates to The Fourth Estate.) Star, director, producer, and one of the writers of the screenplay, Welles is closely identified with the cinematic innovations that “Citizen Kane” introduced.
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