THERE WILL BE BLOOD Detail Shots

Tomorrow we will conclude our week-long tribute to Paul Thomas Anderson with a set of posters for his 2007 film 'THERE WILL BE BLOOD.' Artist Aaron Horkey curated this entire series, assigning out films to artists he felt would be a perfect match. He saved his favorite film for himself. Aaron had this to say about TWBB:

"A few years ago, when a potential PTA director's series was first mentioned, I immediately had my hand up for this one. Everything about TWBB is precisely my cup of tea - the time period, the sweeping desolation of the landscape, the soundtrack, Daniel Day-Lewis, etc. I didn't immediately come to the idea of an over-sized stock certificate but the more thought that went into it the more perfect it seemed as a visual embodiment of the film. I've also wanted to go all-in on something resembling a 19th century engraved note for quite some time so this seemed like as good an excuse as any. All told I spent over 100 hours on the illustration - it's still only about half as involved as I think it should be but after 6 weeks I felt like it needed to be put to bed. The aging of the paper is something I'm pretty proud of here - there are 3 layers of very subtle tone built up from the paper color to approximate a century old piece of acidic, weathered stock.

This was my first large scale curatorial project - it was much more work than I had anticipated but the end result is something I'm incredibly proud of. It's been great to see the series come to life and I'd like to thank Mondo for the opportunity, especially Mitch Putnam for helping me with logistics and general organization. Also, thanks to Paul Thomas Anderson for being open to the project and of course all the artists involved - everyone came through brilliantly and certainly salvaged the project before I had a chance to run it into the ground."

Due to the demand for this print, we are only allowing customers to buy a regular OR a variant. Not Both.

If you have any comments or questions please e-mail us at store@mondotees.com, and please remember to save your combined shipping requests until after the sale tomorrow. Thanks!

There Will Be Blood by Aaron Horkey

18.25" x 39" Edition of 435

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There Will Be Blood - Variant by Aaron Horkey

18.25" x 39" Edition of 200

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TWBB-var-blog10  Photo credit: Billy Garrett

These posters will be on sale tomorrow, May 17th, at a random time at www.mondotees.com  Please follow us on Twitter for the on sale announcement.