Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom / "Trust Him" Advance Key Art

Item Code: #6685

Status: SOLD

The second film in George Lucas and Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones trilogy takes Indy (Harrison Ford), his young sidekick Short Round (Jonathan Ke Quan) and spoiled songbird Willie Scott (Kate Capshaw) to a mysterious fortress in India. The trio risks everything to find a village's missing magic stone -- and in the process stumbles upon the rituals of a demonic cult. It's a jam only the whip-toting adventurer could get out of alive!

Category: Advertising Art

Artist: Chris Hopkins

Year: 1984

Medium: Acrylic, ink, charcoal, photo base on board

Dimensions: 30" x 40"

This is the full-color, original painting, which became the legendary key art for the "Advance" - "Trust Him" movie poster one-sheet for the George Lucas produced & co-written and Steven Spielberg directed film "Indiana Jones and the Temple Of Doom" in 1984.

This extraordinary original piece of artwork was the first image following the blockbuster success of "Raiders of The Lost Ark" that announced to the public the highly-anticipated Indiana Jones sequel that was about to be released in theaters. One of the most popular and historic Indiana Jones images ever painted, considered a masterpiece of advertising art, shown publicly here for the very first time on the Production Art Gallery website.

Remarkably only the upper-half of the image was utilized to create the Advance one-sheet movie poster. But shown here is the full-size original painting, in all of it's glory, as rendered by the talented artist Chris Hopkins.

Hopkins was given just 10 days to complete this piece, which was created using original blown-up studio photographic-imagery, which was permanently applied to a piece of art-board, and then meticulously painted over with airbrush and acrylic mediums.

This memorable hand-rendered painting has been used as collateral art for a host of other Indiana Jones promotions, and is one of, if not the most iconic images of archaeologist, relic hunter, explorer, adventurer, and hero - Indiana Jones.

As shown in a few close up pictures to the left, the upper left corner has some cracks, and there are cracks across the bottom. But matted, framed and properly preserved, this is a museum quality investment piece. This is a rare opportunity to purchase an original piece of key art for an Indiana Jones film. The only one to be publicly offered for sale in the past twenty five years. The others preserved at the Lucasfilm Archives at Skywalker Ranch.

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