Hungarian Star Wars Style "A" Foreign Full Color One-Sheet / A2 Size

inkblot

Hungarian Star Wars Style "A" Foreign Full Color One-Sheet / A2 Size
Click to enlarge

Other Info: This A2 sized poster is the first piece from artist Tibor Helenyi's famous Hungarian "Star Wars" poster series. The poster's images are that of the Death Star exploding in the background, with a fierce Vader looking "phantom" warrior holding a lightsaber. R2's dome can also be seen, along with a dragon holding a machete, and Luke Skywalker's X-wing flying thru the trench towards the vulnerable exhaust port target. At the top of the poster you will find the title logo - "Csillagok háborúja", in red, and credits area talking about the colorful American sci-fi fantasy film directed by George Lucas and distributed by 20th Century Fox (Szines amerikai tudományos-fantasztikus film Rendezte: George Lucas Gyártó:Lucas Film Forgalmazó:20th Century Fox). Helenyi 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. Set on a background of orange overtones, the poster also features a I-II, signifying the film was shown in two parts and it also has the Mokép distributor's emblem on the right. Thanks to the Tibor Helenyi Estate Auction for the oil painting information. (See pics below)

brush_ink




inkblot

More Views: 
1979 - Painted poster artwork from Tibor Helenyi's "Star Wars" Hungarian poster series. (42½ x 30cm) Oil on canvas.
More Views: 
1979 - Back side of Tibor Helenyi's "Star Wars" Hungarian poster series. (42½ x 30cm) Oil on canvas.
More Views: 
1979 - Csillagok háborúja - vintage black and white photo of poster. (18 x 13cm)