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

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Hungarian 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. Poster contains the images of a pair of AT-AT's with the 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. Top of the poster has the title and credits. 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 info and pics below)

Variations*: There are one and two-sheet versions of this poster, A1 size - 55 x 84 cm and A0 size - 119 x 84 cm (46.9" x 33.1"), however they are incredibly hard to find. (See pic 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 Empire Strikes Back Style "A" Foreign Full Color Two-Sheet