The Empire Strikes Back (20th Century Fox, 1980). Rolled, ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionThe Empire Strikes Back (20th Century Fox, 1980). Rolled, Very Fine. One Sheet (27" X 41") Original Roger Kastel Concept Poster.
Considered to be one of the more rare posters in all of the Star Wars trilogy, this is one of only a small handful known to have survived. This poster is unique as it features the complete Kastel artwork in the original color palette for the second in George Lucas' trilogy. Perhaps done as a test printing of the International edition of the poster, this version includes images of Lando Calrissian, Boba Fett, Cloud City and more. When the studio made their final revisions to the now iconic Gone with the Wind style one sheet, those additional elements were removed from the original Kastel design as they were considered too busy. They also went with a darker color scheme of mostly blues and purples, losing the vibrant reds and oranges from Kastel's original vision. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get this rarity as so few have surfaced. This unfolded poster is in excellent condition, with only light rippling.
Estimate: $8,000 - $16,000.
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