Laurent Durieux - Appreciation & Discussion

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Postby deestar on Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:14 am

Well apologies if there has been a thread created already but i couldn't find one.

This thread basically calls on all whom appreciate the wonderful work of Mr Durieux.
I personally came across his work when Mondo released his Iron Giant piece and since than i have been hooked, especially with the amazing pieces created for the UM show. The Mummy is my personal favourite.

Watch for his Wizard of Oz piece, which will be part of "The gang is all here" show hosted by the wonderful Bottleneck gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
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Postby dearmrecho on Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:58 am

He's a serious talent. I only have the Iron Giant of his at the moment and I've been kicking myself for not trying harder for some of his other UM pieces after missing the Frankenstein.

I love his older pieces like Gigantor
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Postby RiotAct on Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:06 am

he's alright, I guess
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Postby acidburn on Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:08 am

Great guy too...

Ill put this up here for now. Will be showing more pics soon.

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Postby finneganm on Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:49 am

acidburn wrote:Great guy too...

Ill put this up here for now. Will be showing more pics soon.

Well, I'm intrigued
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Postby Darkknight37 on Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:59 am

Durieux is the man, love his work! Such a great surprise to walk into the Universal Monster show and see he had a poster for each of the monsters!
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Postby IbisMummy on Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:20 pm

First I heard of the man was when DHM dropped his Gigantors (grabbed a variant, myself). Still blown away by the detail in that piece (and many of the others I've picked up since).

Agree that Mummy is the star of his UMs, even though his prints for that show blew my theory out of the water...

IbisMummy wrote:Until the UM show, I thought he only did BIG things. Big Snoopy, Gigantor, Iron Giant, Bigfoot, King Kong, etc...


P.S. That Wizard of Oz looks enticing!
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Postby deestar on Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:46 pm

I have to agree with the comment about detail, i dont think that you appreciate it until you see one close up.

I also really hope i get the chance to score his Charlie Brown Christmas print.

The fact that he did that many prints for the UM show speaks volumes imho. I may have to go back through his entire back catalogue a buy/trade a copy of everything he has done.
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Postby jlabbate on Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:56 pm

love his Iron Giant print! :pint:
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Postby IbisMummy on Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:58 pm

Definitely try to get hold of his Iron Giant print... one of his best, for sure.
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Postby tofes on Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:59 pm

I wish his Universal Monster prints were smaller so I could hang them all up
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Postby ottomatik71 on Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:06 pm

Found another sneak image online:
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Postby pittidesart on Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:34 pm

I wasnt a fan until I saw the prints in person. His Universal Monsters are AMAZING, I wanted the wolfman but they were out. Got the Drac. His shading technique is so engrossing.
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Postby dlazarow on Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:53 pm

Glad you all got this thread going. I too just discovered Mr. Durieux's work when I got his DHM Snoopy Love print. I was lucky enough to grab all but his Ceeature UM print and am very excited about his upcoming CB XMas and Wizard of OZ prints. I'd have to say I like his style second only to Whalen and Stout. Looking forward to building a nice collection and watching his body of work grow.
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Postby finneganm on Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:03 pm

Easily one of the best Mondo prints this year, arguably one of their best ever:
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