ORIGINAL SET DESIGN FROM THE “BEN HUR” CHARIOT RACE SET

AN ORIGINAL SET DESIGN PAINTING FROM MGM’S EPIC MOTION PICTURE “BEN HUR”

1959

THIS PAINTING IS INSTANTLY RECOGNIZABLE! IT IS A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL DETAILED SET STUDY THAT IS A HAND PAINTED GOUACHE AND INK RENDERed ON ARTIST BOARD OF ONE OF THE GIANT BRONZE GLADIATOR STATUES FROM THE SPECTACULAR “CHARIOT RACE ARENA SET” IN MGM’S EPIC “BEN HUR”. THE HIPPODROME SET BUILT FOR THE BRILLIANT CHARIOT RACE WAS THE LARGEST SINGLE SET EVER CREATED FOR A MOTION PICTURE AT THAT TIME. IT TOOK UP 18 ACRES, WAS 2,000′ LONG, AND WAS 65′ WIDE. THERE ARE FOUR OF THESE ENORMOUS BRONZE GLADIATORS THAT ADORN THE “SPINA” (THE MIDDLE WALL THAT DIVIDES THE ARENA IN HALF) AND EACH ONE ROSE AN ENORMOUS 30′ ABOVE THE TERRACOTTA HIPPODROME. BEHIND THE STATUE IS RENDERED THE LARGE OBELSIK THAT STANDS IN THE MIDDLE. THERE ARE ALSO VARIOUS HUMAN FIGURES, URNS, AND ORNAMENTS IN THE SCENE INDICATING SCALE OF THE STRUCTURE. THERE IS ALSO A PENCIL DRAFTED STAIRWAY SCHEMATIC IN THE UPPER LEFT HAND CORNER. THE PIECE MEASURES 11 1/2 X 16 1/4. THE PAINTING WAS CREATED BY MGM’S ART DEPARTMENT AS THERE ARE FOUR SMALL PINHOLES IN EACH CORNER WHICH INDICATES THAT IT WAS USE FOR SCENE STUDY. THEY DO NOT OBSUCRE ANY OF THE BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK. “BEN HUR” SWEPT THE ACADEMY AWARDS WITH 11 WINS INCLUDING ONE FOR “ART DIRECTION”. THE CHARIOT RACE IS A BREATHTAKING NINE MINUTE ACTION SEQUENCE OF BRILLIANT STAGING, PHOTOGRAPHY, EDITING AND GRANDEUR. THE INTIMIDATING GIANT GLADIATOR STATUES ARE HIGHLY VISIBLE IN MANY SHOTS. IT IS ANOTHER RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A PIECE OF HOLLYWOOD MEMORABILIA FROM WHAT IS UNDENIABLY THE MOST SPECTACULAR SETS EVER CREATED FOR THE GREATEST ACTION SEQUENCE EVER DESIGNED AND PRODUCED FOR A MOTION PICTURE. IT IS NOT ONLY A ONE-OF-A-KIND HOLLYWOOD TREASURE, BUT ALSO A BEAUTIFUL WORK OF ART THAT STANDS BY ITSELF.

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AN ORIGINAL SET DESIGN PAINTING FROM MGM'S EPIC MOTION PICTURE "BEN HUR" 1959 THIS PAINTING IS INSTANTLY RECOGNIZABLE! IT IS A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL DETAILED SET STUDY THAT IS A HAND PAINTED GOUACHE AND INK RENDERed ON ARTIST BOARD OF ONE OF THE GIANT BRONZE GLADIATOR STATUES FROM THE SPECTACULAR "CHARIOT RACE ARENA SET" IN MGM'S EPIC "BEN HUR". THE HIPPODROME SET BUILT FOR THE BRILLIANT CHARIOT RACE WAS THE LARGEST SINGLE SET EVER CREATED FOR A MOTION PICTURE AT THAT TIME. IT TOOK UP 18 ACRES, WAS 2,000' LONG, AND WAS 65' WIDE. THERE ARE FOUR OF THESE ENORMOUS BRONZE GLADIATORS THAT ADORN THE "SPINA" (THE MIDDLE WALL THAT DIVIDES THE ARENA IN HALF) AND EACH ONE ROSE AN ENORMOUS 30' ABOVE THE TERRACOTTA HIPPODROME. BEHIND THE STATUE IS RENDERED THE LARGE OBELSIK THAT STANDS IN THE MIDDLE. THERE ARE ALSO VARIOUS HUMAN FIGURES, URNS, AND ORNAMENTS IN THE SCENE INDICATING SCALE OF THE STRUCTURE. THERE IS ALSO A PENCIL DRAFTED STAIRWAY SCHEMATIC IN THE UPPER LEFT HAND CORNER. THE PIECE MEASURES 11 1/2 X 16 1/4. THE PAINTING WAS CREATED BY MGM'S ART DEPARTMENT AS THERE ARE FOUR SMALL PINHOLES IN EACH CORNER WHICH INDICATES THAT IT WAS USE FOR SCENE STUDY. THEY DO NOT OBSUCRE ANY OF THE BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK. "BEN HUR" SWEPT THE ACADEMY AWARDS WITH 11 WINS INCLUDING ONE FOR "ART DIRECTION". THE CHARIOT RACE IS A BREATHTAKING NINE MINUTE ACTION SEQUENCE OF BRILLIANT STAGING, PHOTOGRAPHY, EDITING AND GRANDEUR. THE INTIMIDATING GIANT GLADIATOR STATUES ARE HIGHLY VISIBLE IN MANY SHOTS. IT IS ANOTHER RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A PIECE OF HOLLYWOOD MEMORABILIA FROM WHAT IS UNDENIABLY THE MOST SPECTACULAR SETS EVER CREATED FOR THE GREATEST ACTION SEQUENCE EVER DESIGNED AND PRODUCED FOR A MOTION PICTURE. IT IS NOT ONLY A ONE-OF-A-KIND HOLLYWOOD TREASURE, BUT ALSO A BEAUTIFUL WORK OF ART THAT STANDS BY ITSELF.

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ORIGINAL SET DESIGN FROM THE “BEN HUR” CHARIOT RACE SET

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AN ORIGINAL SET DESIGN PAINTING FROM MGM'S EPIC MOTION PICTURE "BEN HUR" 1959 THIS PAINTING IS INSTANTLY RECOGNIZABLE! IT IS A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL DETAILED SET STUDY THAT IS A HAND PAINTED GOUACHE AND INK RENDERed ON ARTIST BOARD OF ONE OF THE GIANT BRONZE GLADIATOR STATUES FROM THE SPECTACULAR "CHARIOT RACE ARENA SET" IN MGM'S EPIC "BEN HUR". THE HIPPODROME SET BUILT FOR THE BRILLIANT CHARIOT RACE WAS THE LARGEST SINGLE SET EVER CREATED FOR A MOTION PICTURE AT THAT TIME. IT TOOK UP 18 ACRES, WAS 2,000' LONG, AND WAS 65' WIDE. THERE ARE FOUR OF THESE ENORMOUS BRONZE GLADIATORS THAT ADORN THE "SPINA" (THE MIDDLE WALL THAT DIVIDES THE ARENA IN HALF) AND EACH ONE ROSE AN ENORMOUS 30' ABOVE THE TERRACOTTA HIPPODROME. BEHIND THE STATUE IS RENDERED THE LARGE OBELSIK THAT STANDS IN THE MIDDLE. THERE ARE ALSO VARIOUS HUMAN FIGURES, URNS, AND ORNAMENTS IN THE SCENE INDICATING SCALE OF THE STRUCTURE. THERE IS ALSO A PENCIL DRAFTED STAIRWAY SCHEMATIC IN THE UPPER LEFT HAND CORNER. THE PIECE MEASURES 11 1/2 X 16 1/4. THE PAINTING WAS CREATED BY MGM'S ART DEPARTMENT AS THERE ARE FOUR SMALL PINHOLES IN EACH CORNER WHICH INDICATES THAT IT WAS USE FOR SCENE STUDY. THEY DO NOT OBSUCRE ANY OF THE BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK. "BEN HUR" SWEPT THE ACADEMY AWARDS WITH 11 WINS INCLUDING ONE FOR "ART DIRECTION". THE CHARIOT RACE IS A BREATHTAKING NINE MINUTE ACTION SEQUENCE OF BRILLIANT STAGING, PHOTOGRAPHY, EDITING AND GRANDEUR. THE INTIMIDATING GIANT GLADIATOR STATUES ARE HIGHLY VISIBLE IN MANY SHOTS. IT IS ANOTHER RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A PIECE OF HOLLYWOOD MEMORABILIA FROM WHAT IS UNDENIABLY THE MOST SPECTACULAR SETS EVER CREATED FOR THE GREATEST ACTION SEQUENCE EVER DESIGNED AND PRODUCED FOR A MOTION PICTURE. IT IS NOT ONLY A ONE-OF-A-KIND HOLLYWOOD TREASURE, BUT ALSO A BEAUTIFUL WORK OF ART THAT STANDS BY ITSELF.

 

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