Welch donned the loincloth for the 1966 film, "One Million Years B.C." Now the original art that was reproduced for countless posters is to be offered in a public auction in Dallas and online Thursday.
"This iconic image also graced the covers of many paperbacks, rock 'n' roll album covers and recently served as a graphic representation for a History Channel documentary about the 1960s," Ed Jaster, vice president of Heritage Auction Galleries, the firm conducting the auction, said in a statement.
Bidding for the original 34 inch-by-24 inch gouache on board drawing by artist Jack Thurston starts at $65,000, Heritage said.
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