The Lord of the Rings Poster by Olly Moss (Onsale Info)

This, my friends, is going to be a big one. Olly Moss’ The Lord of the Rings poster is a 15″ x 36″ screenprint, has an edition of 580, and will cost $50. The variant has an edition of 285 and will cost $90. These go up today (Thursday, December 13th) at a random time. Visit Mondotees.com.

43 Responses to “The Lord of the Rings Poster by Olly Moss (Onsale Info)”

  1. All Mondo has to do is sell the prints like Acidfree Gallery did with Optimus Prime. Simple as that. It would solve all the issues. And, I will say this. No wonder Doyle left Mondo. Justin has stated that he gets one of each print made. That means his collection isl worth at least 5 figures. How do I know this? Look at the prints that have sold from Doyle’s personal collection on ebay in the past few months and Mitch’s dropping of some “lost and found” Mondo prints on postersandtoys.com that were selling anywhere from $500 to a $1000. I do wonder how many of the three’s “friends” get first dibs and then resell them on ebay the moment the print is dropped.

  2. I guess in hindsight…it really truly does not matter. Just imagine if you were one of the parents in CT that just had your child killed.

  3. @ Cory
    No “evidence” that speculators have cracked the Mondo system? Really? Listen, if people are getting their hands on even TWO of every print that Mondo drops (not a particularly difficult thing to do if it’s all you care to do, it’s how you make your living, and you cover your tracks while doing it) and turn them around on eBay, then that’s “cracking” their system, as far as I’m concerned.

    And when did I ever suggest that all or even most of Mondo’s posters are truly flippable? Never did. That said, your list is too short. Speculators might not always make Stout, Moss, Struzan, Ansin, and Taylor money, but there are PLENTY of other artist’s posters that make them a handsome profit. How about: Kevin Tong? JC Richard? Francesco Francavilla? Aaron Horkey? Laurent Durieux? Daniel Danger? All of these artists’ posters have regularly turned 100-200% profits for the flipping crowd.

    By the way: in my opinion, speculators can simultaneously “crack” the system, still be “playing by the rules”, yet be operating against the spirit of those same rules. For example, if five of your pals acted as poster buddies for you on the LOTR drop and three hit paydirt, and you struck gold as well, then each of you “played by the rules,” yet you end up with four LOTR posters to sell. Nothing illegal about it. But does that make it ok? There are lots of people who think it does. I’m not one of those people.

    No kidding Mondo has “embraced the limited edition market.” Nothing wrong with that. And while you say that I don’t like it, that I’m “railing against it” (huh?), the fact is: I do like it. I’m an art collector, a print collector. I appreciate the value of limited edition prints. I own a bunch of them, framing as many as I can possibly afford to frame. Part of the appeal of a limited edition, honestly, is that it’s, well, limited. I would be horrified to see Mondo move to an open edition model. Luckily, I have nothing to worry about.

    Finally, I don’t feel any rage about what Mondo does. Good for them for helping to introduce us all to a new era in (generally) screen printed movie posters. But that’s not going to stop me from “railing against” speculators, big and small. Sorry.

    Phew. Enough of that. Have a great weekend, everyone.

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