Mondo, the collectible art division of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, featured the iconic “Universal Monsters” for its recent 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 was held on October 19th. 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, who returned to the Mondo gallery with new, never before seen original works of art and and special effects master Rick Baker has two original pieces celebrating these icons of horror.
Creature From The Black Lagoon By Laurent Durieux
The Mummy By Laurent Durieux
Size: 24×36, Edition: 400, Price: $50
Dracula by Laurent Durieux
The Wolf Man by Laurent Durieux
Frankenstein by Laurent Durieux
The Invisible Man Francesco Francavilla
Size: 24×36, Edition: 405, Price: $45
Creature From The Black Lagoon By Ken Taylor
Size: 24×36, Edition: 430, Price: $50
Beautiful Wheels by Scott Campbell
Frankenstein by Drew Struzan
The Mummy by Drew Struzan
The Wolf Man by Drew Struzan
Phantom of The Opera by Drew Struzan
Dracula by Jason Edmiston
Bride of Frankenstein painting by Jason Edmiston
Kiddie Pool by Mike Mitchell
Snack Time by Mike Mitchell
Head Stand by Mike Mitchell
Frankenstein by JC Richard
The Bride of Frankenstein by Kevin Tong
Frankenstein by Martin Ansin
Karloff’s Monster by Bruce White
The Bride of Frankenstein by Robert Bowen
Frankenstein by Jacob Bannon
The Trip by Drew Millward
The Wolf Man by Phantom City Creative
Dracula, Frankenstein & The Mummy illustrations by James Flames