Cool Stuff: Laurent Durieux’s ‘Planet of the Apes’ Poster From His Upcoming Mondo Show

/Film | 11/5/2018 | Ben Pearson
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Celebrated artist Laurent Durieux has a new solo art show coming up at the Mondo Gallery, and today we’re thrilled to debut his take on one of the most iconic science fiction films in history: 1968’s Planet of the Apes. Check out Durieux’s Planet of the Apes poster (and its variant edition) below.

I’m a huge fan of the recent Planet of the Apes trilogy, but when I rewatched the original 1968 classic for the first time in 20 years, I realized there was so much of the movie that I’d completely forgotten about. Everyone remembers the make-up effects, and star Charlton Heston screaming about damn dirty apes, but I’d forgotten how a decent chunk of the movie is devoted to the human astronauts slowly wandering around in an unfamiliar environment. This poster captures that aspect nicely, and adds a sense of foreboding with an ape-centric version of Mount Rushmore looming over our tiny protagonists. And of course, there’s the obvious parallel between this instantly recognizable monument and the movie’s heartbreaking and iconic ending, in which Heston’s George Taylor encounters the remains of another embodiment of America: the Statue of Liberty.

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Durieux, who hails from Brussels, is one of /Film’s favorite artists. He had his first solo show at Mondo back in 2014, and...
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