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    Original Ron Cobb artwork "Man on Lizard Crossing Over" which inspired George Lucas' Dewback creature from Star Wars. Oil on Masonite (35.75 x 29.75 in.), depicting a Samurai-looking warrior atop a lumbering giant lizard, signed "R Cobb '75" at the lower left corner. Screenwriter/director John Milius bought this painting in a Los Angeles gallery in 1975, hanging it in his office while he was working on The Wind and the Lion. During that period, friend and former USC classmate George Lucas was in the early stages of prepping Star Wars. When George first saw this painting he was immediately taken with it, and it served as the inspiration for the giant lizard-like Dewback creatures ridden by Stormtroopers on Tatooine in the first Star Wars film. Incidentally, Lucas hired Ron Cobb as a concept artist on Star Wars, and he later worked on such classics as Alien, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Conan the Barbarian, Aliens, Back to the Future and The Abyss. Later, this piece graced the cover of Starlog Magazine issue #57. Housed in its original wooden frame. Exhibits a few very minor scratches. Overall, in fine condition. This artwork has remained in John Milius' collection ever since 1975 and it comes with a signed letter of provenance by Milius.

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    December, 2019
    17th Tuesday
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