This poster was designed by Fox for a series of concerts that never happened. This legendary poster gained most of it's popularity as a result of full-page exposure in "The Art of Star Wars" and the "Star Wars Calendar" back in the late 1970s. Perhaps the fact that John Williams' accepted the opportunity to become the permanent conductor for the Boston Pops prevented the well-planned Star Wars tour. Needless to say, without the concerts, the poster was NOT distributed to the public as originally planned.
The few copies of this poster that now still survive have all come from either the artist, John Alvin, or Twentieth Century Fox executives. This particular black and white 19 inch by 25 inch Ad Mat B/W version is actually RARER than the larger color poster that sells for 10K and upwards.The famed, and late, John Williams Star Wars poster collector was personal friends with poster artist John Alvin. He got this piece directly from him. John Williams is not to be confused with the even more famous Boston Pops conductor, he's just a coincidental namesake.
Williams was a diligent convention goer and an autograph hound. He had Anthony Daniels sign this poster at one of those shows in-person back in the 1990's.
Consider the signature free of charge. If you cannot afford the larger color poster and want an ORIGINAL 1978 printed RARE representation on this art, look no further. I've posted reformatted digitized versions of two newspaper articles John Alvin gave me when I bought his collection of his Artist Proofs. They give GREAT information about him and his artwork. They were both published in the mid 1990s at the peak of his career.
Check them out in the picture section of this listing. THIS POSTER IS IN ROLLED NearMINT ORIGINAL CONDITION!It will be sent in a special Crush-proof tube to assure it arrives undamaged. If you're looking for an investment/museum quality item. Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Anthony Daniels....
It can crash regardless of any decision you make and can even crash regardless of any decision made by the company related to the stock - Leaving you with a near worthless piece of paper that won't inspire anyone! The magnificence of art and historic documents have an inherent value that relates to civilization and society. Please write with any questions. If you're in the market for top quality original vintage movie posters or Star Wars, then please.Announced today that renowned movie poster artist, John Alvin, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 6th. Considered the pre-eminent movie campaign artist of the past 35 years, Alvin's career began in 1974 with his creation of the iconic movie poster for Mel Brook's "Blazing Saddles". He most recently contributed design ideas for the campaign for Disney Studio's Enchanted.
In a career that encompassed multiple projects for such directors as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Blake Edwards, Mel Brooks and Ridley Scott, Alvin was considered by many studios as the go-to artist for movie poster and campaign art. John Alvin said that his work "created the promise of a great experience" and in that he never failed. Alvin and his wife, Andrea, had recently relocated to New York's Hudson Valley from Los Angeles in order to be closer to their daughter and only child, Farah, a Broadway actress. John Alvin said that as a child he eagerly anticipated the arrival of the Sunday paper so that he could peruse the ads for the new movies playing at the local theaters.
He was enamored with the magic of film at an early age and would create art inspired largely by his love of film. That passion led him to the Art Center College of Design where he met his wife, Andrea (also a student at Art Center) from which he graduated in the early 1970s.
His big break came with the job to create the movie poster for Mel Brook's "Blazing Saddles" in 1974. This campaign led to Alvin creating the images for numerous other Brook's films including "Young Frankenstein". His prominence in this medium was soon after established with his creation of the movie posters for Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner, " Steven Spielberg's E.The Extra-Terrestrial" and Blake Edward's "Victor/Victoria. Not only did Alvin create the movie posters for those particular films, but he also created many subsequent iconic film posters.
In all, Alvin created the posters for over 135 movies in a 35 year career. He is considered to be an innovator in this genre. Alvin's work is currently represented in several art galleries nationwide where his original paintings, drawings and limited edition fine art reproductions are displayed.
In his recent work, he continued to create iconic images for contemporary films like the Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean series. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Food Bank Association of New York State or to your local Food Bank Association. The item "JOHN ALVIN STAR WARS 19x25 John Williams CONCERT POSTER Anthony Daniels Signed" is in sale since Friday, November 2, 2018. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Posters\Originals-United States\1970-79".miniver" and is located in Los Angeles, California.This item can be shipped worldwide.