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    Star Wars by Michelangelo Papuzza (20th Century Fox, 1977). Original Mixed Media Concept Artwork (10" X 14").
    This famous design idea was created by the publicist Edoardo Ezio Pizzi, the man who handled all publicity and press relations for Unidis and Jolly Films with Studio Pizzi, Largo Messico, Rome. At the time, Pizzi was working free-lance for 20th Century Fox in Italy and hired Sicilian artist Michelangelo Papuzza to complete the rendering. Papuzza was a struggling art teacher in Palermo in the 1960s and Pizzi found work for him which blossomed into a career in film. The two collaborated and are best known for the work in the Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western trilogy. This mixed media piece consists of a pen and ink drawing with vibrant watercolors on art board. Aside from some smudging, most of the wear on this illustration comes from the creative process, including surface paper loss at the bottom and writing remnants at the top. The Star Wars logo was later added after creation. The verso shows paper remnants where it was once attached to a display board and pencil notations on verso. Very Fine.


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