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Eyvind Earle concept painting from West Side Story

(Mirisch Corp./Seven Arts Productions and released thru United Artists, 1961) Original concept painting by Eyvind Earle from the trailer for West Side Story. Image is done in colorful tempera on a heavy 12 x 6 illustration board, and depicts three women standing between buildings, with a streetlight illuminating the foreground. Signed in the lower right corner in black ink by Earle. In fine condition, with a single tack hole to each corner. Earle created the animated trailer for the film for United Artists through his animation company, Eyvind Earle Productions, shortly after finishing Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. A stylish image for the exciting and colorful trailer for one of the most successful musicals of all time.

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Posted by on August 21, 2014 in West Side Story


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