Posted on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
UPDATE: We’ve added three new images.
It’s the gallery show they were was born to do. In the past, Mondo has released posters for all the Universal Monsters: Dracula, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Phantom of the Opera, The Invisible Man and The Mummy. Obviously, they’re monster fans, and after Mondo opened their own gallery, it was only a matter of time before the monsters took over that space. That time is now.
The Universal Monsters show at the Mondo Gallery opens on Friday October 19 and it’ll feature new work not only by top Mondo artists such as Martin Ansin, Kevin Tong, Ken Taylor, Jason Edminson, Rich Kelly, Phantom City Creative and JC Richard, living legends Rick Baker and Drew Struzan will also have work in the show. Yes, the Oscar winning makeup artist and greatest poster artist ever, returning just as we said he would.
After the jump, check out three of Struzan’s seven original pieces from the show, three of the additional posters that’ll be on display, and find out what the next show might be. (Hint: In England. Olly Moss.)
The Universal Monsters Mondo Gallery show opens from 7-10 p.m. October 19 through November 10 at 4115 Guadalupe St., Austin Texas. Click here for all the info including the full roster.
Here are six of the images. The first three are the Struzan’s and they’re originals via The Los Angeles Times. The specs for the other are below.
In addition to those portraits above, Struzan will also have portraits of Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Bride of Frankenstein and Phantom of the Opera. Here’s the info on the other three pieces.
- THE MUMMY by Laurent Durieux, 24×36, Edition: 400 Price: $50
- THE INVISIBLE MAN by Francesco Francavilla, Size: 24×36, Edition: 405, Price: $45
- CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON by Ken Taylor, 24×36, Edition: 430, Price: $50
More pieces will be revealed online leading up to the show and, once it opens, expect to see a recap right here.
UPDATE – We’ve added original pieces by Jason Edminson and two by Mike Mitchell.
Oh, and what’s next for the Mondo gang? Well this show is open through November 10 and the week after, November 17, Olly Moss will curate a Mondo sponsored gallery show at the Thought Bubble Festival in England. It’s at the White Cloth Gallery, 26 Aire Street, Leeds LS1 4HT and will be open from noon – 7 p.m., November 17 through December 2nd. No art or theme has been revealed yet, other than this log line on the official website:
This exhibition, curated by Olly Moss, will be the first ever showing of Mondo poster artwork in the UK & a unique opportunity for fans of pop culture, graphic art or simply beautiful images to see this artwork first-hand.
We’ll have more on that soon too.
What do you think of the Struzan images?