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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, AP 4/5 by Aaron Horkey (Mondo, 2012). Mint. Hand Signed and Numbered Artist's Proof of a Limited Edition Screen Print (39" X 19.25"; 99 X 49 cm ).
    Starring Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, John Rhys-Davies, Miranda Otto, Andy Serkis, Ian Holm, Hugo Weaving. Directed by Peter Jackson.

    In a very special edition of this poster, artist Aaron Horkey created this print explicitly for the July 5, 2012 showing of the film at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar in Austin Texas. Horkey and Mondo Studios have long been associated with the Alamo Drafthouse chain of theatres. This particular print was created in the 11 color process and captures the moment the Eagles destroy one of the Fellbeasts the Nazgul flew on.

    Over the last decade and a half, the Alternative Movie Poster has emerged as a cutting-edge collectible with a rapidly growing base of artists, fans, and galleries. Many modern collectors are turning away from the traditional, mass-produced movie posters of decades past and migrating to these high quality, limited-edition prints. Part pop culture and part fine art, these unique reimaginings of cult cinema are much rarer and more beautiful than the offset one sheets churned out for theatrical consumption each year. Some of the most renowned commercial and comic art illustrators of the day are behind these incredible screen and giclée pieces, like the famed Drew Struzan, Bill Sienkiewicz, Roger Kastel, Laurent Durieux, Eric Powell, Tyler Stout, Steve Chorney, Mark "Jock" Simpson, Olly Moss, and many, many more. Adding to the posters' desirability is the fact that they tend to be signed by their artists and are limited to small print runs, numbering from a scant handful of copies to a few hundred prints at most, each a work of art in both design and skilled production. Though Alternative Movie Posters originated as a series of humble online offerings for a niche audience, the medium has continued to gain greater and greater prestige among collectors. New prints will sell out of stock within mere minutes online, while some have their own special debuts at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, San Francisco's Spoke Art Gallery, and such famed events as the San Diego and New York City Comic Cons. Ultimately, these stunning prints are becoming coveted items among movie fans and are sure to play a greater part in the future of the collecting hobby.

    A poster that has never been used or displayed. Only the most minimal signs of handling to the exterior of the poster due to storage are acceptable. The poster is signed and hand numbered in the lower border. In addition, the artist has embossed the print in the right edge of the border.


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