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  398. Original production office photo print of Ralph McQuarrie concept artwork of C-3PO and R2-D2 with Star Wars production sticker on back of original frame.(TCF, 1977-1983)Vintage original photographic print measuring 22.25 x 13.25 in. with 18.75 x 9.75 in. visible through mat and silver metal frame. “Ralph completed his first Star Wars production painting of the droids in the desert at the end of January, 1975.The original version featured a much more human face on C-3PO, as well as a different torso. Ralph didn’t recall any specific reason for the changes made to the final painting, although he was never quite happy with his design for the C-3PO’s face. John Barry suggested the round eyes that gave Threepio his astonished look, and Ralph felt that finally completed the character. In the portfolio,Wikarska notes that Ralph used photo reference from the Oregon coast for the background, but many fans have since recognized that backdrop as Morro rock, in Morro Bay California.” – John Scoleri, co-author and publisher of The Art of Ralph McQuarrie. Star Wars sticker affixed to cardboard backing measures 3.75 x 2.6 in. handwritten, “A3217”. In fine condition. $200 - $300
399. Storyboard art from the Empire Strikes Back. (TCF, 1980) Vintage original storyboard art accomplished in watercolor, ink and gouache on 10.5 x 8.5 in. artists leaf, handwritten “CE6” and “Omit” in pencil above image. Exhibiting minor production wear. In very good to fine condition. From the collection of Star Wars special effects artist and art director Joe Johnston and with his COA. $2,000 - $3,000

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