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    The Running Man Promotional Art Matte Painting (TriStar, 1987). Matte painting accomplished in mixed media on 66" x 30". Masonite. Painted by Syd Dutton.

    This painting, based on a loose adaptation of a Stephen King story about the United States becoming a totalitarian police state, was commissioned during distribution of the film by TriStar Pictures and reproduced for the film's packaging and billboard displays. It is the primary art that was used to add Arnold Schwarzenegger's image to the scene as his character, Ben Richards, runs away from the sadistic stalker Dynamo (Erland van Lidth). In Richard Nixon-like pose, the image of Damon Killian (Richard Dawson) was superimposed onto the painted billboard.

    In Very Good Plus condition exhibiting expected production wear, minor scuffing, possible corner bumping and soiling. This lot requires third party shipping from Los Angeles, CA. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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