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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back painted poster

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From Helenyi, Tibor's estate. 1981. 42 x 30 cm. Oil on canvas. Painted poster artwork for the Hungarian poster of the famous Star Wars episode, The Empire Strikes Back. 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, depicting a battle scene.The amazing painterly approach of expression together with the grotesque visual world make the piece special.
The Empire Strikes Back (also known as Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back) is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner. Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay, with George Lucas writing the film's story and serving as executive producer. The second release in the Star Wars franchise, it was produced by Gary Kurtz for Lucasfilm Ltd and stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew and Frank Oz. The story of the "Empire Strikes Back" goes like this: After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke. (,

(See also: lot #0006 - A0 Two Sheet original Hungarian vintage Star Wars:The Empire Strikes Back poster;
lot #0049 - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back negative)


Near mint, one small mark on the upper edge, light discolouration at the bottom.
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Estimate $2,100 – $3,000
Starting Bid $1,950

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


Rézsü u. 17.
Budapest, 1029

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