Back to the Future - The Ride

Lot #104 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Hand-Painted Ralph McQuarrie Concept Illustration

Stock #127080

This lot will be sold on Wednesday August 26th (day 1 of the auction.) Lots 1-433 will be sold on day 1 (lots 434-870 will be sold on day 2). The auction will begin at 10:00AM PDT. Lots are sold sequentially so there is no preset ending time. A live streaming broadcast of the auction will be available on auction days.

A hand-painted Ralph McQuarrie concept illustration from the production of Universal Studios' Back to the Future: The Ride. In the attraction, visitors helped Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) recover the stolen Delorean from Biff Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson). McQuarrie was the conceptual designer for the ride, which had visual effects by Douglas Trumbull and ran from 1991 to 2007 at Universal's Hollywood and Florida theme parks (2016 in Japan).

This large framed painting is rendered in mixed media on heavyweight illustration board labeled "Car Illustration" and signed and dated "R.McQuarrie '89" in pencil. It shows the Delorean traveling throw a molten lava environment, with a shape that emulated the attraction's projection screen. It is in excellent overall condition with minor wear and tape residue on the frame.

Dimensions: 22 3/4" x 30 1/4" (58 cm x 77 cm)

Sold without copyright; see notice in the Buyer's Guide

Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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