Hungarian Painter Tibor Helenvi’s Controversial Star Wars Posters Auctioned

Check out some of these original and amazing oil paintings of the Star Wars trilogy created by Hungarian painter, Tibor Helenvi, thanks to the Budapest Poster Gallery. These Hungarian Star Wars movie posters were auctioned off earlier today, and now you can take a closer look at them. They were created for the original trilogy in 1979, 1981 and 1984 — and they are extremely rare.

It was rumored that when Helényi’s artwork is discussed it is often assumed that he probably hadn’t even watched the movies before he painted these poster artworks. He refuted these accusations, saying that he did see–and enjoyed–all of the movies, but he did not want to paint posters similar to the Western European and US posters, so he let his imagination and his own artistic vision work. He even added extraneous elements to the posters, just for his own amusement.

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Luke in his X-Wing starfighter attacks the weak point of Death Star:

The hand of Darth Vader, holding his lightsaber:

A confusing easter egg. This scimitar holding tusked monster was created by Helényi, basically just for fun:

The head of Darth Vader:

A major spoiler, the destruction of the Death Star:

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Imperial Star Destroyer:

Two AT-AT Imperial Walkers:

Tie fighters shooting lasers:

Imperial troopers led by Darth Vader:

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Imperial trooper on a speeder bike:

Star Destroyer:

Another tusked creature added by Helényi:


The second Death Star under construction, depicted as Darth Vader’s eye:

The Hungarian movie poster for Ridley Scott’s Alien

A spaceship, not seen in the movie:

Face of an alien creature, straight from Helényi’s mind:

Source: ACED Magazine – Entertainment Hungarian Painter Tibor Helenvi’s Controversial Star Wars Posters Auctioned


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