Black Beauty
Universal Television 1978

This painting was created back at a time when the first Movies for Television were being made.  Drew did a number of these jobs for Universal Studios.  They were new at marketing these made for TV movies.  Treating the advertising much like they would a feature release to movie theaters, they hired Drew to paint these "posters".   They found, however, that they used the art for TV Guide ads as well as in other magazines and newspapers, but not as posters.  They hadn't yet realized the market for posting billboards, wild posting and at bus stops or in the subways just like for theatrical releases, even though they had no theaters to post them at.  One market  they did realize was to print books of the scripts and use the art on the  covers, which this picture demonstrates.