Anthony Quinn won great fame in his role as Omar Muhktar, also known as The Prophet, in “The Lion of the Desert”. It was this role that inspired Anthony Quinn to paint one of the most dynamic portraits of himself as the character he played.
In Quinn’s autobiography, “One Man Tango”, he explained that when he was dressed in full costume to play Auda Abu Tayi and drove to the desert set, he was spotted by the locals. In his own words he described the moment, “Up ahead, beneath the overhang of a cliff, sat four of five hundred Arabs, escaping the midday sun. They spotted me on the horizon and began to chant: Abu Tayi, Abu Tayi. Their voices lifted me, and carried me right to the set. For them, I had become Abu Tayi."
Over his career, Quinn would star in 3 movies that told the story of the Arab people and their fight for freedom. To this very day, his role in the movie “The Message” is renowned throughout the Arab world. And, the whole world remembers his parts in “Lawrence of Arabia” and of course, “Lion in the Desert”.
The amazing and rare portrait entitled “The Prophet” is a magnificent serigraph from an original painting done by Anthony Quinn of himself as the inspirational leader of the Arab nations - Omar Mukhtar.
Harte International Galleries has a limited number of hand signed, limited edition serigraphs, framed beautifully in burl wood available for the amazing price of only $2900 plus shipping. Contact us today for more information.