R2-D2, PINEWOOD STUDIOS, LONDON
mural-sized archival pigment print, with edition '5/10' in pencil on the reverse, 2002, printed in 2010; accompanied by the photographer's 'The Master Set' label, signed in ink (2)
37 by 45½ in. (94 by 116 cm.)
This archival pigment print is in generally excellent condition. The colors remain rich and saturated with no signs of fading. There are very faint diagonal impressions in the upper and lower right corners of the margin that extend slightly into the image, visible only under close inspection in high raking light. There is a very small, circular deposit in the center right margin that appears somewhat glossy.
This photograph appears slightly less red in tonality than as illustrated in the printed catalogue.
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'Love In A Distant Galaxy,' Vanity Fair, March 2002, pp. 200-1
Annie Leibovitz, A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005 (New York, 2006), unpaginated
Leibovitz's photograph of R2-D2 on the set of Star Wars: Episode II, Attack of the Clones, appeared in the June 2005 issue of Vanity Fair. Here, R2-D2 is shown within its shipping crate. A diary of the droid's landmark moments appears on the inside of the crate door, including its date of creation, various photo-shoots and television appearances, and filming locations.