A rare, extremely limited hand-signed commemorative print given out at the 2019 Halloween Horror Nights Universal Studios VIP signing event with Bobby Hundreds and Tristan Eaton. These prints were part of a signing event to commemorate Tristan Eaton's Universal Monsters murals that were unveiled during the Early Access VIP event at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood, CA in 2019.
Dimensions: 18.5 x 11 inches
Medium: Archival pigment print on thick cardstock.
Provenance: Hand-signed by both Tristan Eaton and Bobby Hundreds in sharpie. Bobby Hundreds fingerprint on upper left edge of print (see photos). Comes with gallery certificate of authenticity.
Edition: Limited Edition
NOTE: Print will be shipped FLAT and not rolled up in a tube.
ABOUT THE ART
Over the past three years, Tristan Eaton has been tasked with reinventing the iconic Universal Monsters through his recognizable art style. Eaton had the honor of breathing life into some of the most iconic horror movie characters in history, first as gigantic, permanent murals on the Universal Studios Back Lot and then as officially licensed Fine Art prints. A true classic horror fan, Eaton infuses each mural and print with his beloved nostalgia and layered, colorful tributes to the genre. Getting unparalleled access to Universal's secret archive for his research, Eaton was able to stay true to the wonder of monster movie magic. His spray paint collage style gives the monsters a modern twist while honoring the beloved heritage of each character. This collaboration was an historic meeting of classic cinema and modern street art.
Ambitious from a young age, Tristan Eaton began designing toys for Fisher Price at 18--well before graduating from his alma mater, the School of Visual Arts in New York--and co-founding the legendary KidRobot. There, he created two of its most iconic designs, the Dunny and Munny, solidifying himself as one of the founders of the designer toy movement carried forth by contemporary pop artists such as KAWS today. Shortly after KidRobot, Eaton founded Thunderdog Studios, where he created original art and design work for major clients like Nike, Universal and luxury watch brand Hublot among many others. His highly sought after style and work ethic in the field continues to inspire confidence in his clients and admiration among his peers while he blurs the lines between commercial and fine art.
Eaton is perhaps best known for his large scale public murals, found throughout the world from New York to Paris to Shanghai, which he executes in freehand spray paint; a technical and personal nod to his own history and respect for graffiti culture, while honoring traditional painting and muralism with his thoughtful and dynamic subject matter and compositions. From the monster paintings on the Universal Backlot Tour to his recent mural in historic Deep Ellum, Texas, Tristan Eaton creates dynamic and engaging work on a large scale.
All of these experiences become touchstones in Eaton's fine art practice where techniques new and old meet unusual and innovative ideas paired with an assortment of methods and materials both traditional and modern, all of which find a home and harmony in his work. For more information, visit http://www.tristaneaton.com.