Thursday, January 22, 2009

POSTERS: OSCARS EDITION

I have to be honest, I love the Academy Awards, I haven't missed one of the ceremonies since I was 10 years old (I'm 30, now) so imagine my excitement when, in 2002, Alex Ross was in charge of painting the official Oscar poster.

And as you can see the result (right) is breathtaking, the Oscar statue is put in a dramatic lighting and perspective to look like, what else, a super-hero. This is the pièce de résistance of my poster collection.

Since the nominations for the 81st Academy Awards were announced today, I thought it was fitting to blog about this poster, which was offered for a limited time that year and is rarely seen on eBay nowadays. I'm proud to have one of these posters IN MY COLLECTION and, of course, hanging on my wall because it's a combination of 2 of my loves, movies and Alex Ross' art.

AND as a bonus, I recently discovered among some old VHS tapes this mini news piece, the E! network did about this poster, enjoy!

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the extra bit of history!