From the Wonderland Gallery Library, The Famous Monster Movie Art of Basil Gogos!
A celebration of the acknowledged master of film monster portrait art. To many fans of classic horror movies, the name Basil Gogos is as familiar as that of Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi or Vincent Price. Gogos’ paintings are as iconic as his subjects, and his legend as the world’s greatest movie monster artist has only grown over the years. His original cover paintings for Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine are highly sought-after and are in the collections of many filmmakers and rock stars on whom he made a lasting impression. This long-overdue retrospective features high-quality reproductions of many of his most famous paintings, as well as many previously unpublished paintings and drawings of classic film creatures and actors. Gogos’ early work in men’s adventure magazine and paperback book art are be examined, as well as his works in movie posters and other areas. An in-depth career-spanning interview with the artist accompanies the illustrations and tributes by other artists and film professionals inspired by Gogos’ powerful images. Introduction by rock star, movie director and horror collector Rob Zombie.
Basil Gogos changed the face of classic horror with his film monster portrait art. Like a bizarro-world Norman Rockwell, he created magazine covers of Frankenstein, the Creature from the Black Lagoon. the Phantom of the Opera, and countless others in horrifying yet dazzling images throughout the 1960s and ’70s. His intense colour and bold, impressionistic brushwork gave a unique sense of drama and sophistication to these iconic characters. Today, collectors fight over his original art-but, with this book, every fan can own glowing full-colour reproductions of his most famous work as well as many previously unpublished paintings and drawings.
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