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WILLIS O’BRIEN CONCEPT ART FOR THE LAST OF THE OSO-SI-PAPU

Currency:USD Category:Memorabilia Start Price:8,000.00 USD Estimated At:8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD
WILLIS O’BRIEN CONCEPT ART FOR THE LAST OF THE OSO-SI-PAPU
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WILLIS O’BRIEN CONCEPT ART FOR THE LAST OF THE OSO-SI-PAPU - (Unproduced, ca. 1950)   Pencil, pen & ink, and watercolor on 15” x 20” illustration board (mounted to 20” x 24” board for preservation). Executed by Willis O’Brien ca. 1950, and originally acquired from his personal archive. From a story in “Arizona Highways” magazine which O’Brien’s wife Darlyne took notice of, concerning an Indian legend of a giant prehistoric bear which comes out of hibernation every hundred years or so. O’Brien prepared a number of concept designs to promote financing of the film, but was unsuccessful in achieving production. Illustrated in Steve Archer’s biography “Willis O’Brien/ Special Effects Genius”. Traces of handling, else Very Fine. From the personal collection of Willis O'Brien.