Cool Stuff: Laurent Durieux’s ‘Apocalypse Now’, ‘The Shining’ & ‘Titanic’ From His Upcoming Mondo Art Show

/Film | 10/23/2018 | Ben Pearson
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Four years ago, artist Laurent Durieux had his first solo exhibition at Mondo in Austin, Texas. Next month, fans are finally getting a sequel.

Keep reading to see three pieces from his upcoming show, “The Art of Laurent Durieux Part Two,” including his takes on Francis Ford Coppola‘s Apocalypse Now, Stanley Kubrick‘s The Shining, and James Cameron‘s Titanic.

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Durieux is one of our favorite artists here at /Film. Many of us have Durieux prints hanging on our walls – this Raiders of the Lost Ark piece looms over me above my desk as we speak. We’re always excited to see new pieces from such a talented creator – especially when they’re for Mondo, the biggest name in the pop culture poster game.

Collider debuted Durieux’s riff on Apocalypse Now, which recreates an instantly-recognizable shot from Coppola’s classic with one important tweak: Captain Willard’s (Martin Sheen) reflection has been replaced by that of Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando). They also have a quote from the artist about the new show:

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“I’m pretty sure people are expecting me to raise the bar a little higher than for my first 2014 solo exhibition at Mondo. I don’t know if I succeeded in doing that but I did my very best to hopefully meet those expectations. Cherry on top, I also had the immense honor to have been able to work on some of...
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