November 2017 Auction Ends Thursday, November 16th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/16/2017
Large collection of original alien and spaceship concept drawings by artist Ralph McQuarrie, the illustrator, concept artist and designer for a slew of blockbusters including "Star Wars", "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", "Raiders of the Lost Ark", "The Empire Strikes Back", "Return of the Jedi", "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" and "Cocoon", for which he won an Academy Award. Sketches number in the dozens, composed on 52 sheets, replete with various alien creatures (one resembling his E.T. character), and spaceships resembling parasites. One sheet shows cars in bubbles populating the sky, as the artwork was done for a Chevrolet-Showscan collaboration; Showscan was a high-speed, large-format movie process designed by Douglas Trumbull in the late 1970s. Many of the sheets are initialed "R.M.Q." by McQuarrie, who also adds "Showscan 'Chevy'" at the bottom. Size of sheets vary, with most measuring 12" x 9" and some as large as 17" x 11". Most sketches are done in pencil, with some in colored pencil and watercolor. In very good to near fine condition. From the collection of Peter Beale, 20th Century Fox executive on "Star Wars" and "Alien".
Alien Concept Original Drawings by Famed Artist Ralph McQuarrie -- 52 Sheets With Dozens of DrawingsAlien Concept Original Drawings by Famed Artist Ralph McQuarrie -- 52 Sheets With Dozens of DrawingsAlien Concept Original Drawings by Famed Artist Ralph McQuarrie -- 52 Sheets With Dozens of DrawingsAlien Concept Original Drawings by Famed Artist Ralph McQuarrie -- 52 Sheets With Dozens of Drawings
Alien Concept Original Drawings by Famed Artist Ralph McQuarrie -- 52 Sheets With Dozens of DrawingsAlien Concept Original Drawings by Famed Artist Ralph McQuarrie -- 52 Sheets With Dozens of DrawingsAlien Concept Original Drawings by Famed Artist Ralph McQuarrie -- 52 Sheets With Dozens of DrawingsAlien Concept Original Drawings by Famed Artist Ralph McQuarrie -- 52 Sheets With Dozens of Drawings
Alien Concept Original Drawings by Famed Artist Ralph McQuarrie -- 52 Sheets With Dozens of DrawingsAlien Concept Original Drawings by Famed Artist Ralph McQuarrie -- 52 Sheets With Dozens of DrawingsAlien Concept Original Drawings by Famed Artist Ralph McQuarrie -- 52 Sheets With Dozens of Drawings
Alien Concept Original Drawings by Famed Artist Ralph McQuarrie -- 52 Sheets With Dozens of Drawings
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Minimum Bid: $400
Final prices include buyers premium.: $8,011
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Thursday, November 16, 2017.
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