Here's Your Chance To Own This Legendarily Weird Star Wars Poster Art

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All serious Star Wars fans know the work of Tibor Helényi. The Hungarian painter, who sadly passed away last year, created some of the most-hated and beloved posters for the original Star Wars trilogy. And now, more than one year after his death, the original oil paintings are going to be auctioned off on May 31 by Budapest Poster Gallery.

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The online auction will feature 52 selected lots from the artist’s estate. Beside the Star Wars paintings never before seen by the public, you can bid on another legendary weird Helényi artwork painted for the Hungarian movie poster of Alien, and several other scifi movie posters such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Highlander, and Saturn 3.

Check out the original artworks for the most sought-after Eastern European Star Wars movie posters, worthy companion of the best Czechoslovak and Soviet scifi movie art.

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Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

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Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

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Alien

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Star Wars board game cover original sketch

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Saturn 3

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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Highlander

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DISCUSSION

whats so weird to me, and really all of the non-us posters (check this book out if you’re interested: )

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Art-…

Is how differently they interpreted the imagery. like why does Luke look completely different in each country. I’m not talking about different artistic interpretations of the same source image, like totally different.