R-2 Deja Vu Limited Edition Sam Lyons Print

Lyons StudioSKU: 22988-SN

Version: Signed/Numbered
Sale price$145.00
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Sorry to disappoint fans of The Force, but no Star Wars characters appear in Sam Lyons' R-2 Déjà Vu. Instead, the star of this 17" x 22½" illustration is an R-2 unit of a different variety: a Granville Brothers Aircraft Gee Bee R-2 Racer. However, a brief glance at the subject's distinctive cowling and cartoonish body does make one wonder where George Lucas got his inspiration for everybody's favorite astromech droid. As is characteristic of all Gee Bee variants, this image's R-2 sports an animated body and similarly spirited paint job that's identical to that of the legendary airplane it honors. While Lyons' impeccable reproduction of the beloved antique racer looms larger than life, viewers will also appreciate his attention to detail in the background imagery; including the beautiful blue sky, the Bendix Air Races pylon, and even the broken-in surface upon which the aircraft sits. Talk about art imitating life!

This picture is available as both an Artist Proof (limited to 50) and a signed & numbered Limited Edition print (limited to 500). Both versions are printed on acid-free paper, utilize first-rate permanent inks, and include a Certificate of Authenticity. An exceptional depiction of an iconic American aircraft that art lovers and aviators everywhere will adore.

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