As we mentioned early last week with our debut of Francesco Francavilla’s Invisible Man print, the folks at Mondo opened up their latest gallery show this weekend, unleashing their rogues gallery of artists upon the world of the Universal Classic Monsters. The show was headlined by a number of original pieces from artists like Drew Struzan, Kevin Tong, Mike Mitchell, Francavilla and Laurent Durieux, among others. All in celebration of the classics – Dracula, Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man and The Creature from the Black Lagoon. As you’ll see in the massive gallery we’ve assembled below, it was a colorful display of truly special art, all based on a universal love for Universal’s vintage mainstays.
In addition to selling the 13 prints and some 49 original pieces, The Mondo Gallery also brought some stars out for the big debut. As fans poured into the gallery space, they were met with an opportunity to shake hands with legendary artist Drew Struzan and directors Frank Darabont and Robert Rodriguez, who were on-hand to share in the monsterous love that led hundreds to wait in line outside the gallery for hours on-end. But enough talk — there is a lot of art to look at, so you might as well get to it. Here in our epic gallery of shots are scenes from the event as well as a look at all of the artwork.
The shots of the event were taken by Gary Miller, with the shots of the prints coming from Nick Simonite. All are presented courtesy of the folks at Mondo and the Alamo Drafthouse (some include yours truly lurking in the background). Original pieces will be on sale via the Mondo website on Monday.
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