MONDO Announces Solo Show For Artist Laurent Durieux Opening On February 7, 2014

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MONDO is pleased to announce Laurent Durieux’s first solo show at the gallery in Austin, TX (4115 Guadalupe Street), beginning on February 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM and running through March 1. 

Durieux will offer new and exciting renditions of classic films like Back to the Future, The Birds & Forbidden Planet to name a few.

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.

A preview of the artist’s screen prints for the gallery show can be seen below.

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The Birds Regular Edition by Laurent Durieux
24″ x 36″ Screenprint
Edition of 325

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The Birds Variant Edition by Laurent Durieux
24″ x 36″ Screenprint
Edition of 150

“The bloody beak of the crow is a direct reference to the scene where the neighbour is found in his bedroom by Jessica Tandy with his eyes missing. I originally wanted to place an eyeball in the crow’s beak, but I thought it was a bit too gory for a Hitchcock movie… so I toned it down a notch. I really love the variant on this one,” said Durieux.

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Forbidden Planet Regular Edition by Laurent Durieux
24″ x 36″ Screenprint
Edition size not yet determined

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Forbidden Planet Variant Edition by Laurent Durieux
24″ x 36″ Screenprint
Edition size not yet determined

“Man, I love this movie! So retro-futuristic, so naive, so kitsch! That’s really my dope! Robby the Robot is iconic which is why I had to put it as THE star of the movie poster. The original poster is just sublime, the colours are just so vibrant, and so I tried to emulate that impression on my own take of this science fiction classic. This poster is the piece that took me the longest to finish, almost 2 months! I think it was worth the effort and the number of layers!” said Durieux.

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Back To The Future

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Back To The Future II Regular Edition
Edition of 575

Variant

Back To The Future II Variant Edition
Edition of 225

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The Birds
24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition of 375

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Rear Window Regular Edition
24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition of 375

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 Rear Window Variant Edition
24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition of 175

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Vertigo Regular Edition
24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition of 375

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Vertigo Variant Edition
24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition of 175

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Psycho

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Creature From The Black Lagoon

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The Day The Earth Stood Still

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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