Art
10,706 Hypes 0 Comments

Original Art Behind Extremely Rare Hungarian 'Star Wars' Posters Are Auctioned Off

The Budapest Poster Gallery held an auction last Sunday that saw the works of Hungarian poster

The Budapest Poster Gallery held an auction last Sunday that saw the works of Hungarian poster painter Tibor Helényi sold to the highest bidder. Renowned for his unbridled use of color and fantastical style of painting, Helényi gained recognition in the West for his trio of posters painted for the original Star Wars trilogy, which blend the distinctive gaudy aesthetic of late-Communist Eastern Europe with dynamic compositions. Helényi courted controversy at the time with his tenuous portrayals of the characters and his own additions to the posters of make-believe creatures nowhere to be found within the actual movies, leading to accusations that he had never actually seen the films at the time of painting. However, the painter, who passed away last year, said that he had indeed watched them, but consciously diverged from the aesthetic of Star Wars promotional posters in the West to differentiate his own work. Check out the rest of the pieces that went to auction here.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

"Greetings From Mars" by Julien Mauve
Art

"Greetings From Mars" by Julien Mauve

From Elon Musk’s burgeoning SpaceX program to more cult nods like Madbury Club’s running motifs,

1010 Paints Optical Illusion in Paris Streets
Art

1010 Paints Optical Illusion in Paris Streets

German street artist 1010 continues to develop his impressive resume by having completed yet

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Artisan Series 2015 Contest Announcement
Art

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Artisan Series 2015 Contest Announcement

The BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Artisan Series enters its sixth year and the national search to find the next

Robert Clayton Documents Post-Industrial Ruin of Britain in 'Estate'
Art

Robert Clayton Documents Post-Industrial Ruin of Britain in 'Estate'

British photographer Robert Clayton has unveiled a collection of photographs from 1991 entitled

Artist Reimagines Star Wars Characters in Modern Day Streetwear
Art

Artist Reimagines Star Wars Characters in Modern Day Streetwear

Illustrator and web graphics designer Marcello Pisano has teamed up with Milan-based creative


Ryan McGinley "Photographs 1999-2015" @ KAdE
Art

Ryan McGinley "Photographs 1999-2015" @ KAdE

Celebrated photographer Ryan McGinley will be making his way to Amersfoort in the Netherlands later

'Polanski' Vol. 04
Art

'Polanski' Vol. 04

What was once a humble Tumblr page has since grown into a full-fledged print publication as

Jeff Koons' 'Coloring Book' Sculpture Sold for Over $13 Million USD
Art

Jeff Koons' 'Coloring Book' Sculpture Sold for Over $13 Million USD

American artist Jeff Koons created an 18-and-a-half foot sculpture titled Coloring Book that was

Sculpture in the City 2015 to Include Pieces From Ai Weiwei & Damien Hirst
Art

Sculpture in the City 2015 to Include Pieces From Ai Weiwei & Damien Hirst

London’s annual city-wide art exhibition, “Sculpture in the City,” returns for its fifth edition

Van Styles Shoots Yovanna Ventura at Downtown Los Angeles' Ace Hotel
Art

Van Styles Shoots Yovanna Ventura at Downtown Los Angeles' Ace Hotel

Van Styles had the opportunity to shoot up-and-coming model Yovanna Ventura in Los Angeles’ Ace

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.