Category Archives: Art / Posters

Banksy Installs Two Stenciled Reindeer Next To Bench To Raise Homelessness Awareness

In the spirit of the holiday season, the mysterious Banksy stenciled a couple of white reindeer directly next to a bench in Birmingham, England, so it appeared like they were attached. The reindeer look like they’re ready to take flight and bring both the bench and the sleeping man along for the ride.

The artist stated that this installation was to bring awareness to the homelessness issue that has been growing around the area.

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Scott C.’s Legend of The Great Showdowns Opens At Gallery 1988 On March 6, 2020

It has been 5 years since the Great Showdowns have been collected into an exhibition. Now, the most requested show in Gallery 1998 history is returning in 2020. 

Scott C.’s Legend of the Great Showdowns opens on March 6 and will run through March 28. Please mark your calendars and prepare for this fun time.

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A Banana Duct-Taped To A Wall Sells For $120,000 At Art Basel Miami

A banana duct-taped to a wall sold for $120,000 at Miami’s Art Basel this week — it may be the most talked-about artwork at this year’s event. Two of the three editions have been sold, according to Perrotin, the contemporary art gallery behind the work. The last one is expected to go for $150,000.

The controversial piece, called “The Comedian,” was created by Maurizio Cattelan, an Italian artist who had also entertained art lovers from around the globe in 2017 with his “America” 18-carat-gold toilet. However, the $6-million throne was stolen from England’s Blenheim Palace over the summer.

“Whether affixed to the wall of an art fair booth or displayed on the cover of the New York Post, his work forces us to question how value is placed on material goods,” he said. 

He added that “the spectacle is as much a part of the work as the banana.”

Some critics argue this piece is a perfect representation of what the art world has become with its gaping wealth inequalities. Others, however, chose not to go as deep and appreciate the simplicity of the art piece. 

The artist first came up with the idea a year ago. He “was thinking of a sculpture that was shaped like a banana,” according to a press statement from Perrotin.

“Every time he traveled, he brought a banana with him and hung it in his hotel room to find inspiration. He made several models: first in resin, then in bronze and in painted bronze (before) finally coming back to the initial idea of a real banana.”

The artist reported no clear instructions for buyers on whether the bananas start to decompose. The Miami Herald reported that owners can replace the banana, as needed.

Reprinted from CBS News – LINK

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Mondo Gallery Presents: Spirit of Adventure: A Pixar Poster Show Opening On December 6

Mondo and Cyclops Print Works are proud to celebrate the world of Pixar with Spirit of Adventure: A Pixar Poster Show opening Friday, December 6th, 2019 at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas.

Mondo Creative Director, Eric Garza, “Pixar has a beautiful way of telling timeless stories that resonate with all audiences no matter their age. Their films are bursting with beloved characters, creativity, and imagination that is largely unmatched. In the end, nobody tells a story quite like Pixar. We are incredibly proud and excited to have partnered with our friends at Cyclops Print Works and several of our favorite artists to celebrate various iconic titles from Pixar’s unbelievable catalog of films.”

Spirit of Adventure: A Pixar Poster Show will feature over fifteen new posters celebrating some of Pixar’s most beloved films by nine different artists including Coco by César Moreno. Official reveals of other posters included in the show will begin on Monday December 2nd and continue up until the opening reception kicks off.

In addition to the opening night reception, the Mondo Gallery will also host a family day on Saturday December 7th from 9:30a to 11:30a featuring a variety of activities, including face painting, as well as a variety of vegan breakfast treats from a local favorite.

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Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein Illustration Expected To Sell For Up To $1 Million Dollars

Bernie Wrightson’s original cover illustration for the Marvel Comics version of Frankenstein could set a new auction record at Profiles in History next week. The artwork is entitled “…I shall be with you on your wedding night,” and captures the chilling threat made by the monster to his creator in Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking 1818 horror novel. Wrightson’s illustration is expected to sell for up to $1 million, and has been described as “the finest fantasy ink drawing of the 20th century, if not of all time”. The work is the leading lot in a private collection of comic book art, which hits the block in Los Angeles on December 10 after being hidden away for decades.

Bernie Wrightson (1948 – 2017) was an acclaimed comic book artist renowned for his work on horror and suspense titles for both Marvel and D.C. Comics. Wrightson’s main claim to fame was his co-creation of the iconic D.C character Swamp Thing, but the undoubted masterpiece of his career was his 1983 comic book adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

The incredible level of detail in the illustration has led experts to describe it as Wrightson’s own “Sistine Chapel” and the adaptation was a passion project for the artist, who described his work in 2008: “I’ve always had a thing for Frankenstein, and it was a labor of love. It was not an assignment, it was not a job. I would do the drawings in between paying gigs, when I had enough to be caught up with bills and groceries and what-not. I would take three days here, a week there, to work on the Frankenstein volume. It took about seven years.” The remarkable level of detail throughout the illustration is a testament to Wrightson’s skills, as he captures the intensity of the scene and the gothic atmosphere of Dr Frankenstein lab in all its glory.

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Curious Charts Official IMDb Poster – Top 100 Movies Bucket List 

Here is a perfect Holiday gift for the film aficionado on your Christmas list…

Timothy and Aurélia Sanders of Curious Charts have partnered with IMDb to create a colorful, interactive poster made up of mini-posters for the Top 100 Movies Bucket List as ranked by the IMDb community. The poster also comes with a highlighting pen to rate the film after its been watched.

Order HERE.

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Mondo To Release Avengers: Endgame Print By Matt Taylor On December 3

Mondo is proud to celebrate the release of one of the biggest films of the year, Avengers: Endgame, with a brand new timed edition poster by “Mighty” Matt Taylor. 

Eleven years. Twenty-one films. Dozens of iconic characters and unbelievably awesome moments we never thought we’d see on the big screen. Avengers: Endgame is an emphatic and poignant, rollercoaster of a film that incredibly weaves together years of storytelling, characters, and even a bit of time travel thrown in for good measure. 

Matt has created a gorgeously detailed and dense celebration of these iconic characters, films, and moments that originally made us fall in love in the first place, and also like with the film, we couldn’t be more excited with the end result and can’t wait for folks to get this up on their walls. 

This poster will be available as a Timed Edition starting Tuesday, December 3 at NOON (CT) and running through Sunday, December 8 until 11:59PM (CT). In addition to the timed edition regular version, there will also be a limited edition variant colorway available.

Avengers: Endgame
By Matt Taylor
24″ x 36″ Screenprinted Poster
Hand numbered
Timed Edition
$60

Avengers: Endgame (Variant)
By Matt Taylor
24″ x 36″ Screenprinted Poster
Hand numbered
Edition of 325
$80

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Popeye Acryl-O-Graph By Derek Yaniger

POW! It’s Popeye the Sailor, Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Sweet Pea and that mean ol’ Bluto in a skyscraper scuttle! Make your pals spinach green with envy for this this genuine 3D layered Acryl-O-Graph created by Derek Yaniger.

This collectible shadowbox art piece measures 12 1/2″ x 15″ x 3 1/2″ and comes ready to hang and features a genuine signed and numbered COA! Printed on acrylic and set in a high quality wood finished frame.

Limited to 500 pieces, order HERE for $275.

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Check Out The Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Character Posters

Character posters for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker debuted today.

Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come. The film stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, with Ian McDiarmid and Billy Dee Williams

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens on December 20.   

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Check Out The Dolby Cinema Exclusive Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Poster

Check out the Dolby Cinema Exclusive Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker poster. 

Returning cast members for The Rise of Skywalker include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast are Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings), and Keri Russell (The Americans), who will also be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

In addition to directing, Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio (Argo, Justice League) from a story by himself, Terrio, Derek Connelly and Colin Trevorrow. Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, and Abrams will produce, with Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin executive producing. Composer John Williams, who has scored every chapter in the Star Wars saga since 1977’s A New Hope, will return to a galaxy far, far away with Rise of Skywalker.

Get tickets now: www.fandango.com/TheRiseOfSkywalker and see it in theaters December 20. 

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