Published on August 18th, 2014 | by Duke Of Havoc0
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Exhibition
With the home entertainment release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier today (and available here), Marvel put on a small gallery exhibition over the weekend in Shoreditch, London. Kia and I are collectors of the ultra rare Mondo posters and with Marvel teaming up with them for the exhibition, we had to go along and see what it was all about (more on that after the images).
We entered a rather swish looking bar called Forge & Co on Shoreditch High Street and was greeted by this year’s breakout double act, none other than Groot and Rocket Racoon of Guardians Of The Galaxy fame.
We walked down the stairs and encountered two of the more memorable quotes from the film stencilled on the wall [pics 1 & 2]. Man, I really cannot wait for this film to arrive so I can enjoy it all over again. We carried on down and entered a dimly lit basement. It was all stripped back with myriad framed pieces around the room. Kia and I decided to try and capture images of as many as possible to show you guys who aren’t close enough to make the event (which ran from Thursday 14th August until today). A majority of the work on show was pre-production artwork [pics 3 – 12] showcasing some of the set pieces from both Captain America outings. The paintings are stunning and it is always hard to believe how much work goes into a film that is purely for planning and design.
There was also some stunning examples of Captain America comic book art [13-15] on show, although this seems to be considered a little less important as some of it wasn’t even hanging up.
Moving on from Captain America, there was a bit of a treat for me [pics 16 – 21]. I have become a big fan of Matt Ferguson aka Cakes & Comics. He has been on fire recently producing some gorgeous artwork for Guardians Of The Galaxy. Keep an eye out on Need To Consume as there might just be an interview with Matt at some point in the future. A couple of his earlier Marvel pieces were also on show. Was great to finally see them in person!
Now, I mentioned earlier than this was a Marvel/Mondo exhibition. As much as Kia and I adore Mondo, we aren’t the biggest fans of Mike Mitchell’s portrait pieces. It’s not that they aren’t very good or that Mike isn’t talent (because he really is). It’s just that they aren’t to our personal liking. We didn’t take any pictures of these but you can find the huge catalogue of Mike’s portrait works here.
Did you get along to the exhibition? Let us know what you thought in the comments!