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Mondo's UNIVERSAL MONSTERS to be Biggest Gallery Show to Date

Art by Jim Napier

Mondo's next gallery show will be its biggest to date and will celebrate the art of Universal's Monsters. The show will feature the art of Martin Ansin, Rick Baker, Jason Edmiston, JC Richard, Drew Struzan, Ken Taylor, Kevin Tong and many more. It kicks off on October 19th in Austin, TX. Keep reading to check out some of the art and to read the press release.

Official Press Release:

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 thinkmonster 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 (download link below).  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.

THE MUMMY


Artist: Laurent Durieux

Size: 24x36

Edition: 400

Price: $50

THE INVISIBLE MAN


Artist: Francesco Francavilla

Size: 24x36

Edition: 405

Price: $45

CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON


Artist: Ken Taylor

Size: 24x36

Edition: 430

Price: $50

What do you think of this art? Which Universal Monster is your favorite?

 

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