Two of Mondo's most anticipated films of the year are expanding wide in theaters this week, Ryan Gosling in LA LA LAND and Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE. In celebration they're releasing a pair of posters for some of their favorite films also featuring these tremendous talents.
DRIVE remains one of Mondo's favorite movies of the last few years. Ryan Gosling instantly cemented his portrayal of the “Driver” as a modern cinematic icon, and director Nicolas Winding Refn expertly used an equally iconic L.A. setting as more than just a backdrop as the city took on a character in itself amongst the violence and mystery at play. Rory Kurtz blew everyone away with his output in 2016 and when he told Mondo he loved the film, they knew immediately this was a perfect fusion of artist and property. He did not disappoint.
Drive by Rory Kurtz. 24"x36" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 375.
THE AVIATOR is Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio's depiction of the compulsive nature of Howard Hughes, a man whose life spanned many decades and obsessions. When deciding on an artist for the project Mondo knew they needed someone who could capture the grand history of Mr. Hughes. Jonathan Burton's art perfectly depicts both the frantic energy and old Hollywood charm of the HELL'S ANGELS sequence, portraying Hughes as both man-of-the-sky and cinematic rebel.
The regular and variant versions each represent specific color palettes in the film. Scorsese and his team created two unique palettes (Technicolor inspired two color and vibrant three-strip) to approximate the technology of the film industry in the movie's time periods.
The Aviator by Jonathan Burton. 24"x36" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 250.
The Aviator (Variant) by Jonathan Burton. 24"x36" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 125.
All of them will be on sale Thursday at Mondotees.com at a random time.