Laurent Durieux's Excellent RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 35th Anniversary Art
New York City's Bottleneck Gallery has teamed up with Lucasfilm and Acme Archives to release this awesome Raiders of the Lost Ark print from artist Laurent Durieux. This year marks the 35th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's action classic, and to celebrate the introduction of one of cinema's coolest heroes, Indiana Jones, Durieux has created two fantastic pieces that feature Indy and Marion in the Well of Souls as the Ark of the Covenant towers above them.
The best part? The regular version will be a timed release, so if you want one, you don't have to worry about it selling out in the blink of an eye. You can order one from now until this Sunday, June 5, 2016, at 11:59pm EST. Take a look:
While the variant only has 275 prints for sale, there's an even more rare piece (only 50 available!) that mega-fans will surely love: a bonus wood variant that has the regular image on the front, and this on the back:
Badass. This release also happens to coincide with a free retrospective exhibit of a lot of Laurent's work taking place at the Seed Factory in Belgium, so if we have any Belgian readers, make sure to stop by and check it out!
Like many of you, Raiders is one of my favorite movies of all time (read my 30th anniversary screening review here) and was hugely influential for me growing up, so it's cool to see the movie get such a great representation by an excellent artist. Head over to Bottleneck's website to grab one for yourself, and peep some closeups of the Indy art below: