Star Wars (20th Century Fox, 1977). Very Fine+ on Linen.
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DescriptionStar Wars (20th Century Fox, 1977). Very Fine+ on Linen. British Quad (30" X 40") Pre-Academy Awards Style, Greg and Tim Hildebrandt Artwork.
According to The Star Wars Poster Book, the Hildebrandt brothers were given a mere 48 hours to create the famous artwork found on this British quad. In order to complete the illustration by their deadline, the two would sleep in coordinated shifts so that one of them would always be at work on the painting at any given time. They rushed the delivery two days later and actually finished up the image while at the studio by adding C3PO and R2D2 to the right of Luke and Leia. The poster was released in November of 1977 and was reportedly only used in London until New Years Eve when it was replaced with the Thomas Chantrell quad. This excellent piece has been backed on linen with no touchup applied and shows slight edge wear with mild creases and very minor tears.
Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000.
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