Hungarian The Empire Strikes Back Style "A" Foreign Full Color One-Sheet / A2 size

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Hungarian The Empire Strikes Back Style "A" Foreign Full Color One-Sheet / A2 size
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Other Info: This A2 sized poster is the second piece from Tibor Helenyi's famous Hungarian Star Wars poster series. This poster contains the images of a pair of stomping AT-ATs with the large orange planet of Hoth (?) in the background, while two Star Destroyers and TIE-fighters fly overhead. In the bottom third of the poster, it portrays a Vader-looking warrior image holding a lightsaber, standing in line with what appears to be other warriors - snowtroopers / bounty hunters. The top of the poster has the title - "A Birodalom visszavág" and credits area that says, "Szines, szinkronizált amerikai tudományos-fantasztikus film - A Csillagok Újabb Háborúja Főszereplő: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Frank Oz Rendezte: Irvin Kershner (Colorful, dubbed American science fiction film - Another Star Wars Starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Frank Oz - Directed by Irvin Kershner). You will also find the film distributors Mokép and MAHIR Magyar Hirdelo emblems on the upper left-hand side. Tibor saw the films, but while working on the oil paintings, he could only rely on his memories, so his works represented the gist of the movies, but he included and created new visions to go along with what was actually in the film. These painted compositions are very surreal and expressive while reflecting the popular visual world of the 1980's - that included the world of illustrated comics, and the popularity of the growing sci-fi genre. Thanks to the Tibor Helenyi Estate Auction for the oil painting information. (See pics below)

Variations*: There are also one and two-sheet versions of this poster, A1 size - 55 x 84 cm and A0 size - 84 x 119 cm, however they are incredibly hard to find nowadays and also can be very expensive. (See pics below)

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1981 - Painted poster artwork from Tibor Helenyi's "Star Wars" Hungarian poster series. (42 x 30cm) Oil on canvas.
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1981 - Back side of Tibor Helenyi's "Star Wars" Hungarian poster series. (42 x 30cm) Oil on canvas.
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1981 - A Birodalom Visszavág - black & white negative of illustration. (33.7 x 29cm)
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Hungarian "The Empire Strikes Back" Style "A" Foreign Full Color Two-Sheet