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MONDO Presents “The Universal Monsters”
Mondo, the collectible art division of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, will feature the iconic “Universal Monsters” for its next gallery show, which runs from October 19 through November 10, featuring both prints and original works of art from dozens of world-renowned artists including Martin Ansin, Rick Baker, Jason Edmiston, JC Richard, Drew Struzan, Ken Taylor, Kevin Tong and many more. The gallery opening on October 19 will be from 7:00 – 10:00pm with regular hours to follow for the show’s duration. The Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe St. in Austin, TX.
The legacy of the “Universal Monsters” cannot be overstated. The films of the 1930s & 40s gave rise to cinema’s modern horror genre with Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy and more continually reintroduced to each generation. “Few film franchises have persevered as well over time as the Universal Monsters have. There’s just something so dynamic and special about the characters. We’ve done our very best to work with artists that really believe in the importance of these films. I do not think monster fans will be disappointed,” said Mondo’s Mitch Putnam.
“The iconographic imagery found in these classic films has provided me with inspiration and a bizarre comfort throughout my life. There is a dark vibration that still emanates from these classic Universal Monsters. It’s fascinating to see how profoundly sympathetic our contributing artists are to it, even in pieces that appear light-hearted. After surveying the work, I can proclaim this gallery show an authentic celebration, a great privilege and a macabre pleasure. God bless Jack Pierce,” said Mondo’s Rob Jones.
The full artist roster can be viewed in the gallery postcard. It’s an impressive list of talent that includes legendary poster artist Drew Struzan, returning to the Mondo gallery with new, never before seen original works of art and and special effects master Rick Baker will also have two original pieces celebrating these icons of horror.
Artist: Laurent Durieux
Laurent Durieux was born in Belgium and studied graphic design at the College of Advertising and Design in Brussels. After over 20 years as an illustrator, he made his way into the world of screen-printed movie posters, creating new art for films such as The Iron Giant and King Kong.
THE INVISIBLE MAN
Artist: Francesco Francavilla
Francesco Francavilla, an Italian artist now residing in America, enjoys international acclaim largely from his achievements as a comic book illustrator. His most popular work includes contributions to Detective Comics, Zorro, Black Panther: The Man Without Fear, and various Captain America titles.
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON
Artist: Ken Taylor
Ken Taylor, an artist from Australia, has carved a fruitful niche in the world of concert and movie posters. He is a regular illustrator for bands like Bon Iver, Pearl Jam, and Phish. Besides posters, he regularly works on album covers, product packaging, and other commercial illustration projects
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