The Art of Laurent Durieux | Part Two (11/9 - Mondo Gallery)

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Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:36 am

Really liked The Goonies OG.
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Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:02 am

+1 Typewriter and Titanic
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Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:58 am

Pretty boring except for Apocalypse Now
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Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:18 am

reeft wrote:Pretty boring except for Apocalypse Now
Which one?
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Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:48 am

What else sold out in addition to the river variant?
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Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:02 am

questkid32 wrote:What else sold out in addition to the river variant?

The shining variant is also gone afaik.
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Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:51 am

Don’t really get the alt Shining poster. Axe seems forced.

Full credits would have helped both designs but I get the hurdles...
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Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:52 am

Ex Machina variant, both Apocalypse Now variants, and the typewriter variant sold out. Someone also said the regular Ex Machina sold out but idk that for sure
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Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:00 pm

GoreMetChef wrote:Ex Machina variant, both Apocalypse Now variants, and the typewriter variant sold out. Someone also said the regular Ex Machina sold out but idk that for sure
Lots of low stacks last night when I left. I think I got 148/150 on the POTA variant.
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Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:27 pm

wonkabars7 wrote:Don’t really get the alt Shining poster. Axe seems forced.

Full credits would have helped both designs but I get the hurdles...
Another classic example of LD trying to be too clever. Never liked that Olly Moss "combine two things that look similar" approach.

This show was a far cry from his first. Glad I didn't miss out on much by skipping it to attend my favorite Houston film festival. Glad they didn't have any Hitchcocks or posters I consider "must-haves." I love the Apocalypse Now (reflection) but would probably never hang a poster from a war film. Ex Machina is cool, but I can live without it, especially with the typo (and other EM posters out there). Overall, seems like a rather forgettable show. I wonder how the folks who flew in feel.
Forgive my ignorance, but what's the movie with the lady in the restaurant?
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Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:29 pm

Also, not a fan of all the red rum keys pushed in on the typewriter. Typewriters don't work like that...

Every time I see an instance of LD trying to be clever, I say "ooooooooooooooohhh" and do *magic hands* :lol:
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Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:38 pm

RottenAtom wrote:but what's the movie with the lady in the restaurant?
Ascenseur pour l'échafaud, but its not in a restaurant. Great movie with gorgeous soundtrack who need a black/white print.
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Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:40 pm

Minolta70 wrote:
RottenAtom wrote:but what's the movie with the lady in the restaurant?
Ascenseur pour l'échafaud, but its not in a restaurant. Great movie with gorgeous soundtrack who need a black/white print.
Thanks, I'll check it out. Dig the poster.
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Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:55 pm

As someone that flew in for the show (albeit part of a bigger trip) I’ll throw my views out there.

While I agree that some of Laurent’s work in the last year has not been at the same level as his first solo show my views on this show are that it was a fantastic achievement.

Apocalypse Now (Reflection) and The Shining (Typewriter) are up there with the best prints Laurent has put out. I personally don’t think they need credits to work. The concept and execution on both prints are fantastic with the variants of each being my favourites of the show.

Elevator to the Gallows is the unsung hero and is up there with The Birds, The Graduate and Days of Heaven in terms of beautiful illustration. The composition with the chequered floor is really great. The POTA and Ex Machina regulars were also lovely in person. While not my favourite print of the show I also loved that Tucker got some love. The variant concept in particular was very cool.

Of course everyone is entitled to their opinions but I, for one, am incredibly happy with my decision to attend the show and look forward to much more from LD and Mondo in the future.
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Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:06 pm

As someone who sat at home, I think it’s hilarious that Tucker has like a half dozen, hundred dollar variant prints based on the colors from the original car production line.
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