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Laurent Durieux - Appreciation & Discussion

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:14 am
by deestar
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.

Re: Laurent Durieux - Appreciation & Discussion

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:58 am
by dearmrecho
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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Re: Laurent Durieux - Appreciation & Discussion

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:06 am
by RiotAct
he's alright, I guess

Re: Laurent Durieux - Appreciation & Discussion

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:08 am
by acidburn
Great guy too...

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

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Re: Laurent Durieux - Appreciation & Discussion

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:49 am
by finneganm
acidburn wrote:Great guy too...

Ill put this up here for now. Will be showing more pics soon.
Well, I'm intrigued

Re: Laurent Durieux - Appreciation & Discussion

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:59 am
by Darkknight37
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!

Re: Laurent Durieux - Appreciation & Discussion

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:20 pm
by IbisMummy
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!

Re: Laurent Durieux - Appreciation & Discussion

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:46 pm
by deestar
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.

Re: Laurent Durieux - Appreciation & Discussion

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:56 pm
by jlabbate
love his Iron Giant print! :pint:

Re: Laurent Durieux - Appreciation & Discussion

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:58 pm
by IbisMummy
Definitely try to get hold of his Iron Giant print... one of his best, for sure.

Re: Laurent Durieux - Appreciation & Discussion

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:59 pm
by tofes
I wish his Universal Monster prints were smaller so I could hang them all up

Re: Laurent Durieux - Appreciation & Discussion

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:06 pm
by ottomatik71
Found another sneak image online:
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Re: Laurent Durieux - Appreciation & Discussion

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:34 pm
by pittidesart
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.

Re: Laurent Durieux - Appreciation & Discussion

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:53 pm
by dlazarow
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.

Re: Laurent Durieux - Appreciation & Discussion

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:03 pm
by finneganm
Easily one of the best Mondo prints this year, arguably one of their best ever:
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