Original "1941" Promotional Painting.

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Original  1941  Promotional Painting.
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(Universal, 1979) An original painting created for the promotion of Steven Spielberg's wartime comedy film, "1941". The artwork is hand-painted and comes from the collection of its artist, Peter Green. Spielberg personally commissioned Green to work on a series of publicity graphics to help him promote the film. As Green recalls, "Steven needed to promote the film, but he was having trouble showing the full scope of it. He wanted to create a series of illustrations that showcased various key scenes in the film. Initially, my friend and fellow illustrator Dave McMacken was chosen for the project. Dave was working on the film's poster already, but due to time constraints, he couldn't also do the promotional artwork. Dave knew me and my similar wacky style, so he recommended me, and Steven loved and ended up using all of the artwork I brought him." The painting depicts Commander Mitamura (Toshiro Mifune) giving the boot to Nazi naval observer Captain von Kleinschmidt (Christopher Lee) as the Imperial Japanese sub crew shells Hollywood. It has a few printed underlying outlines, which have been heavily painted over with acrylic, marker, and airbrushed details on a large sheet of art board to create this final artwork. Measuring 30"x39.75", the painting is in good condition with some edge-wear, moderate scuffing and scratching to the surface, and some speckling on the upper left.