The Lord of the Rings film trilogy is one of the most epic and successful fantasy adaptations of all time, and we’ve teased an equally epic triptych print for the latter half of the year. This Wednesday, to coincide with the films being released in 4k on Blu-ray, we’re unleashing Gabz’ The Lord of the Rings triptych print!
From Star Wars to Indiana Jones, Gabz’ ability to capture classic film trilogies in a single print is unparalleled, and his newest triptych print is a new zenith in his art. Gabz’ The Lord of the Rings triptych is a meticulously crafted love letter to both J.R.R. Tolkien and Peter Jackson, combining characters, worldbuilding, and memorable moments, all tied together by a beautiful framing flourishes fitting the stories’ aesthetic.
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I’m super excited to finally be able to share with you guys my take on Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. It was quite a journey…
J. R. R. Tolkien has been a significant part of my childhood since my father read it to us back and forth when we were kids, but I also remember how impressed and mesmerised I was with Peter Jackson’s adaptation when it hit the theatres. Great costumes, casting, spectacular visuals, music and storytelling throughout. As difficult as it turned out to be, I knew I wanted to fit the entire trilogy on a single artwork, similarly to my previous releases with Bottleneck Gallery for both Star Wars and Indiana Jones triptych prints. My main inspirations were Renaissance paintings (triptych compositions mainly) and to some degree classic fantasy illustrations, but of course I did want to give it my personal touch. With the main focus on Frodo, Sam and their journey to Mordor, I tried my best to include as many characters and crucial locations as I could… though some tough choices had to be made. Nearly 4 months of hard work during which 20 separate pencil drawings were created, later scanned and combined in Photoshop where I also applied colors, shading and polished all the necessary details and likenesses.
Big shout out to everyone that helped or advised me along the way: including my brother Krzysztof who helped with the title, my good buddy Tomasz Lassota who did the color separations, to my pal Piotr Buczkowski for 3D renderings and last but not least to the biggest Tolkien fan I know Michał Czapski, who’s input in the first stage of sketching in particular was extremely helpful. Thank you all!”
Gabz’ print, alongside two limited variants, will be available as a timed-edition release from Wednesday (12/9) @ 12PM EST through Sunday (12/13) @ 11:59 PM EST on our homepage, Bottleneckgallery.com!
All prints are estimated to ship in 8 - 10 weeks. You can follow updates on our new update page.
The Lord of the Rings Triptych by Gabz
20 color screen print with metallic inks
36 x 24 inches
Hand-numbered timed edition
Edition size will be determined by the number of prints sold through Sunday, December 13th @ 11:59 PM ET
The Lord of the Rings Triptych - Variant by Gabz
14 color screen print with metallic inks
36 x 24 inches
Hand-numbered edition of 450
The Lord of the Rings Triptych - Gold Foil Variant by Gabz
14 color screen print on foil paper with metallic inks
36 x 24 inches
Hand-numbered edition of 275