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Collection of early concept art for Ridley Scott's ''Alien'', the 1979 sci-fi horror film unique in its genre for winning an Academy Award for Visual Effects. The collection includes 22 drawings, most dated March 1977 and signed ''Scott'' or ''Scotty'' likely by Elliot Scott, uncredited on ''Alien'', but who served as Production Designer for two of the Indiana Jones films. In this fascinating series of artwork, the spacecraft that would be known to film fans as the Nostromo is here called Leviathan (its early working name), with detailed sketches of what the ship would look like, including the crew's ''Hypersleep Vault'', its exterior, the zero gravity corridors that Ripley would have to navigate through, the Engine Room, Interior Dome, Infirmary etc. Ripley is shown in several shots with notes such as ''Suggested Shot Ripley moving through ship...Ripley hangs from full site traveller on rail...''

Several drawings include three characters (Kane, Dallas and Lambert in the film) descending from the Leviathan and approaching an early rendering (labeled ''Rough Prelim. Only) likely of the Derelict Spaceship. The three are shown exploring the alien planet, here labeled ''Red City / Alternative to 'Petra' Location'', including the exploration of ruins from an ancient civilization. They are shown rappelling down a stone face, and then into a circular opening at the top of a cavernous structure, an early rendering of the Derelict Spaceship that would contain the Space Jockey character.

Artwork is rendered in pen and marker in colors of brown, grey, black and yellow. The 22 sketches are done on 17 sheets, with a few sheets having 2+ drawings. Size of sheets vary, but most measure approximately 17'' x 9.5'' with those having two drawings measuring 17'' x 19''. All but one are on lightweight artist paper, with one done on construction paper (showing a detailed interior view of the Leviathan) measuring 20.5'' x 12.75''. This piece has tears to right edge, but all other sheets are in very good to near fine condition with light creasing. An amazing set of ''Alien'' concept art, from the collection of 20th Century Fox executive Peter Beale.
Fantastic Collection of Early Concept Art for ''Alien'', Done in 1977 -- From the Collection of ''Alien'' Executive Peter BealeFantastic Collection of Early Concept Art for ''Alien'', Done in 1977 -- From the Collection of ''Alien'' Executive Peter BealeFantastic Collection of Early Concept Art for ''Alien'', Done in 1977 -- From the Collection of ''Alien'' Executive Peter BealeFantastic Collection of Early Concept Art for ''Alien'', Done in 1977 -- From the Collection of ''Alien'' Executive Peter Beale
Fantastic Collection of Early Concept Art for ''Alien'', Done in 1977 -- From the Collection of ''Alien'' Executive Peter BealeFantastic Collection of Early Concept Art for ''Alien'', Done in 1977 -- From the Collection of ''Alien'' Executive Peter BealeFantastic Collection of Early Concept Art for ''Alien'', Done in 1977 -- From the Collection of ''Alien'' Executive Peter BealeFantastic Collection of Early Concept Art for ''Alien'', Done in 1977 -- From the Collection of ''Alien'' Executive Peter Beale
Fantastic Collection of Early Concept Art for ''Alien'', Done in 1977 -- From the Collection of ''Alien'' Executive Peter BealeFantastic Collection of Early Concept Art for ''Alien'', Done in 1977 -- From the Collection of ''Alien'' Executive Peter BealeFantastic Collection of Early Concept Art for ''Alien'', Done in 1977 -- From the Collection of ''Alien'' Executive Peter BealeFantastic Collection of Early Concept Art for ''Alien'', Done in 1977 -- From the Collection of ''Alien'' Executive Peter Beale
Fantastic Collection of Early Concept Art for ''Alien'', Done in 1977 -- From the Collection of ''Alien'' Executive Peter BealeFantastic Collection of Early Concept Art for ''Alien'', Done in 1977 -- From the Collection of ''Alien'' Executive Peter BealeFantastic Collection of Early Concept Art for ''Alien'', Done in 1977 -- From the Collection of ''Alien'' Executive Peter BealeFantastic Collection of Early Concept Art for ''Alien'', Done in 1977 -- From the Collection of ''Alien'' Executive Peter Beale
Fantastic Collection of Early Concept Art for ''Alien'', Done in 1977 -- From the Collection of ''Alien'' Executive Peter BealeFantastic Collection of Early Concept Art for ''Alien'', Done in 1977 -- From the Collection of ''Alien'' Executive Peter Beale
Fantastic Collection of Early Concept Art for ''Alien'', Done in 1977 -- From the Collection of ''Alien'' Executive Peter Beale
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