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    John Alvin (American, 1948-2008)
    Blade Runner, final movie poster study, 1982
    Airbrush, gouache, and pencil on board
    22-5/8 x 15 inches (57.5 x 38.1 cm) (image)
    Initialed center right

    This classic image by the great movie poster artist, John Alvin, is the final comprehensive design for the iconic one-sheet poster. The completed artwork for the poster has never been offered on the market, and this original is remarkably close in composition and execution. The original artwork was acquired by the current owner directly from an employee of Warner Brothers studio.

    Additional images from the film and a script of Blade Runner accompanies this lot.

    More information about John Alvin, also known as Alvin, John, John Alvin.

    Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000.

    Condition Report*: Not framed. Black adhesive strip lines the extreme edges of the board. Minor adhesive residue along the margins, not extending into the image. 1 inch area stain along the lower margin, not extending into the image.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    4th Monday 10:50 am CT
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 71001-71150) - 11:00 AM Central Time, Monday, October 4, 2021.
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    Heritage Auctions
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    Dallas, TX 75261

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