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    Dune: Giedi Prime by Syd Dutton (Universal, 1984). Fine/Very Fine. Original Screen-Used Matte Painting on Board in Frame (70" X 52").
    A gorgeous first time offering at Heritage, this stunning depiction of the industrial planet Giedi Prime from David Lynch's adaptation of Dune is a perfect example of Syd Dutton's masterful attention to perspective and attention to detail. Bleak, grimy, and seemingly endless, no doubt Dutton's illustration captures the feel of Frank Herbert's harsh alien world with a photo-realistic style. Beginning as a painting assistant at Universal in the 1970s, Syd Dutton soon became a student of the esteemed Albert Whitlock, one of the best matte painters Hollywood has ever seen. Along with fellow Whitlock protégé Bill Taylor, Dutton went on to found the Illusion Arts studio, specializing in impressive matte paintings like the one offered in this lot. Considered by many to be his best work ever painted, this piece has some signs of handling, such as scuffs, small surface lifts, and scratches, particularly in the top right. The paint is cracking in a few places, but this does little to mar the illustration's impressive presentation. Due to the size/weight of this lot, shipping costs may be higher than usual.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2019
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
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