Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Lot #177 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Matthew Yuricich Matte Painting - Side of Devil's Tower

Stock #131005

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A Matthew Yuricich matte painting of the side of Devil's Tower from Steven Spielberg's science-fiction drama Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Matte artist Matthew Yuricich created the matte painting for a shot of Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) and Jillian Guiler (Melinda Dillon) sneaking around the side of Devil's Tower towards the UFO landing zone.

Rendered on a large Masonite board, this painting depicts a rocky butte in shadow beneath a cloudy sky, with nearby trees and boulders. The centre of the image is blank, besides a few pink pencil sketches, for use in a composite effect. "FX- CN-32" and "SC MIA-I" are written on the top-left corner, with "CE3K" written on a piece of white gaffer tape. The matte painting exhibits wear and aging, including damage to the corners, small scuffs and scratches, and brown staining across the front. Dimensions: 203 cm x 97 cm x 1.5 cm (80" x 38" x 1/2")

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

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