Original hand drawn and colored concept of the Ornithopter featured in the 1984 David Lynch Classic Dune. In the year 10191, a spice called melange is the most valuable substance known in the universe, and its only source is the desert planet Arrakis. A royal decree awards Arrakis to Duke Leto Atreides and ousts his bitter enemies, the Harkonnens. However, when the Harkonnens violently seize back their fiefdom, it is up to Paul (Kyle MacLachlan), Leto’s son, to lead the Fremen, the natives of Arrakis, in a battle for control of the planet and its spice. Based on Frank Herbert’s epic novel.
The Ornithopter was the main way of travels on the desert planet of Arrakeen (Dune) and simulated the look and flight capability of a dragonfly insect in the shape of its wings and was used throughout the films run. This original piece features the final concept of the ship and was created by artist Ron Minor, and is also accredited to Dr. List Kynes for production designer Anthony Masters. This concept is pen and ink and gouache on illustration board. This this exceptionally rare original artwork measures 13″ x 24″ and is expertly framed and matted behind museum quality glass. This piece remains in excellent, production used condition.
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