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    Spaceballs: Castle/Tunnel by Albert Whitlock (MGM, 1987). Very Fine. Screen-Used Oil Matte Painting on Masonite in Frame (60" X 38") DS.
    There has never been a name more legendary in the art of movie matte painting than that of Albert Whitlock, who personally trained the two cofounders of Illusion Arts Studios, Syd Dutton and Bill Taylor. In this screen-used painting, Whitlock renders a slightly modified version of Bavaria's famed Neuschwanstein Castle from the popular Star Wars parody film Space Balls. The painting of a tunnel found on the verso of the image of the castle is also from the movie, but by another, unknown artist. A great display piece offered at Heritage for the first time, the castle side has soft surface scuffs and some mostly unobtrusive stains and smudges. The painting of the tunnel on the verso has a few small surface scuffs. Due to the size/weight of this lot, shipping costs may be higher than usual.

    Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000.

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