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'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Original US Movie Poster by Richard Amsel, 1981

US$4,225.40

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A rare US 40 x 60 poster for the original release of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' featuring Richard Amsel's iconic illustration of Indiana Jones with his whip slung over his shoulder. Conceived by producer George Lucas and directed by Steven Spielberg in their first collaboration, the spectacular 1981 action-adventure blockbuster 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' starred Harrison Ford as globe-trotting action-hero archeologist Indiana Jones in a quest for the biblical Ark of the Covenant. Created by Lucas as a tribute to the cliff-hanger western and adventure serials of the 1930s and 1940s, Raiders was a massive box office success, becoming the highest grossing film of 1981 and remaining one of the highest grossing films or all time when adjusted for inflation. Almost universally acclaimed by critics, with The New York Times calling it "one of the most deliriously funny, ingenious and stylish American adventure movies ever made," the movie was nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, winning four for Best Art Direction, Film Editing, Sound, and Visual Effects plus a Special Achievement Award for Sound Effects Editing. Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time (Empire magazine ranks it second only to The Godfather), the film spawned a franchise including a prequel, two sequels (with another to follow in 2021), a television series and numerous video games. US 30 x 40 and 40 x 60 posters were produced on heavy stock paper for use at drive-in theaters. In addition to having substantially lower print runs than US One Sheets, very few survived in good condition as they were often exposed to the elements and the thick cardstock creased easily. This copy has survived in remarkable condition with only minor imperfections.

Details

  • Creator
    Richard Amsel (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 60.13 in. (152.74 cm)Width: 40 in. (101.6 cm)Depth: 0.1 in. (2.54 mm)
  • Style
    Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Date of Manufacture
    1981
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Unfolded cardstock, not backed. Minor handling wear to margins and edges. Light foxing to lower and upper edges. A handful of very minor soft creases to artwork. Discolouration to verso. Unframed. Will be shipped rolled in a heavy duty shipping tube.
  • Seller Location
    Devon, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: F001831stDibs: LU4110321839962

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    US$84.51 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 7-12 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Devon, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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