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Original painting by Drew Struzan for Back to the Future 3 poster

Drew Struzan is an American artist known for his more than 150 movie posters, which include all the films in the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Blade Runner, Rambo, The Goonies, The Shawshank Redemption, Harry Potter, the Star Wars film series and so many more. He has also painted for a long line of musical artists, including Tony Orlando and Dawn, The Beach Boys, Bee Gees, Roy Orbison, Black Sabbath, Glenn Miller, Iron Butterfly, Bach, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Liberace. Among these, Struzan illustrated the album cover artwork for Alice Cooper's, Welcome to My Nightmare, which Rolling Stone Magazine voted one of the "Top 100 Album Covers Of All Time". Beside album covers et also painted collectibles, and book covers.

It's also amazing how many posters feature Struzan's own body from the neck down. He used to pose and have his wife take pictures. Marty McFly? That's Drew Struzan with Michael J. Fox's head attached, because the poses the studio sent him weren't useable. There were a number of poster artworks done by artist Drew Struzan before the final poster was approved. The original painting owned by was used for the final film of Back to the Future III poster all over the world.

For Back to the Future III, Drew painted two and a half finished pieces of art. The half piece was the addition of Clara to the final picture. Less known was that drew painted two pieces for consideration as the final poster. One daytime image with Marty in his old west outfit and a second painting with Marty in his 50's western outfit at night. Director Bob Zemeckis and screenwriter Bob Gale decided they wanted a mixture, nighttime with the old west outfit. Drew altered the night version which is what we all know as the poster. The daytime version went unused.

Stepping back, Back to the Future opened on July 3, 1985 and grossed U.S. $210 million at the U.S. box office, making it the highest grossing American film of 1985, and $383 million worldwide. The film was followed by two sequels: Back to the Future Part II in 1989 and Back to the Future Part III in 1990, forming the trilogy. Even follow by an animated series, a theme park ride and several video games. In 2006, Back to the Future was voted the 20th greatest film ever made by readers of Empire. In 2007, the Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry, and in June 2008 the American Film Institute's special AFI's 10 Top 10 acknowledged the film as the 10th-best film in the science fiction genre.

The original painting owned by was used for the final film of Back to the Future poster all over the world. As the movie is one story in three parts, so the classic artwork cannot be seperated. The three artworks are part of

Medium: Acrylic paints and colored pencils on gessoed board

Size: 24x36 inch live art for each on 30x40 inch boards

Year: 1990

Object datas
Inventory number : 741