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Star Wars: A New Hope painted poster artwork

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From Helenyi, Tibor's estate. 1979. 42,5 x 30 cm. Oil on canvas. Painted poster artwork for the first piece from Tibor Helenyi's famous Star Wars Hungarian poster series. The poster is one of the emblematic science-fiction designs by the artist who first made a painted artwork later to be reproduced. The painted version doesn't contain text, only image. The amazing painterly approach of expression together with the grotesque visual world make the piece special.
Part IV in George Lucas' epic, Star Wars: A New Hope opens with a Rebel ship being boarded by the tyrannical Darth Vader. The plot then follows the life of a simple farm boy, Luke Skywalker, as he and his newly met allies (Han Solo, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO, R2-D2) attempt to rescue a Rebel leader, Princess Leia, from the clutches of the Empire. The conclusion is culminated as the Rebels, including Skywalker and flying ace Wedge Antilles make an attack on the Empire's most powerful and ominous weapon, the Death Star.

(See also:
lot #0005 - A2 Half Sheet original Hungarian vintage Star wars: A New Hope poster;
lot #0052 - vintage black & white photo of the poster)


Near mint, light discolouration in the upper side, one small tear at the bottom.
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Estimate $2,500 – $3,500
Starting Bid $2,350

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11:00 AM - May 31, 2015
Budapest Poster Gallery


Rézsü u. 17.
Budapest, 1029

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