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    The Concorde: Airport '79 by John Berkey (Universal, 1979). Original Casein Paint Concept Art No. 1 (15" X 20").
    John Berkey (1932-2008) was an illustration artist most known for his space and aviation paintings. His work was used on such films as The Towering Inferno (1974), King Kong (1976), The Hindenburg (1975) and many more. Berkey was hired to do concepts for the third sequel to Airport (1970) called The Concorde, dealing with the supersonic jet which was in heavy use at the time the film was made. This concept was chosen by the agency to be used for the front cover art of the presskit and other advertising. It was a finished painting done from the concept that was used. Notice the penciled notation of "This plane is perfect." There are corner bumps and some smudges in the borders. The painting is done on heavy Crescent illustration board. Otherwise, this piece is in near perfect condition. Very Fine.


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