From Helenyi, Tibor's estate. 1979. cca. A2 Half Sheet (59 x 42 cm). The first piece from Tibor Helenyi's famous Hunarian Star Wars poster series. The painted compositions reflect the movie's world, however they do not follow strictly the motives of the movies. (Helenyi saw the films, but while working he could only rely on his memories, so his works always catch the atmosphere of the movies, but he created new, original visions too.) The painted compositions are very expressive and surreal, reflecting the popular visual world of the 1980's - the world of comics, science fictions etc. The poster is an original first release.
Star Wars (later retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope) is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The first release in the Star Wars franchise, it stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, and Alec Guinness. Part IV opens with a Rebel ship being boarded by the tyrannical Darth Vader. The plot then follows the life of a simple farm boy, Luke Skywalker, as he and his newly met allies (Han Solo, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO, R2-D2) attempt to rescue a Rebel leader, Princess Leia, from the clutches of the Empire. The conclusion is culminated as the Rebels, including Skywalker and flying ace Wedge Antilles make an attack on the Empire's most powerful and ominous weapon, the Death Star. (source: wikipedia.org)
lot #0001 - Star Wars: A New Hope painted poster artwork;
lot #0052 - vintage black & white photo of the poster)