This Alien Mother portrait by John Alvin captures the terror of the Xenomorph XX121, and makes a perfect companion to John Alvin's PREDATOR PORTRAIT.
This Alien Portrait is signed by artist John Alvin and the giclee is framed, and requires a shipping charge.
This piece is the only one from the Alvin Estate, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
About the alien:
The Alien (also known as a Xenomorph XX121 or Internecivus raptus, or simply a xenomorph) is a fictional endoparasitoid extraterrestrial species that serves as the titular antagonist of the Alien film series. The species made its debut in the film Alien (1979) and reappeared in the sequels Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992), and Alien Resurrection (1997). The species returns in the prequel series, first with a predecessor in Prometheus (2012) and a further evolved form in Alien: Covenant (2017). It also featured in the crossover films Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007), with the skull and tail of one of the creatures respectively appearing briefly in Predator 2 (1990) and The Predator (2018), and will return in the FX television series Alien (2023). In addition, the Alien appears in various literature and video game spin-offs from the franchises.
The Aliens' design is credited to Swiss surrealist and artist H. R. Giger, originating in a lithograph titled Necronom IV and refined for the series's first film, Alien. The practical effects for the Alien's head were designed and constructed by Italian special effects designer Carlo Rambaldi. Species design and life cycle have been extensively augmented, sometimes inconsistently, throughout each film.
ABOUT JOHN ALVIN:
"Creating the promise of a great experience" is how John Alvin described his role as the preeminent designer and illustrator of cinema art in the entertainment industry. In a business where you are only as good as your last job, Alvin was diverse enough in style and creative invention to be one of the ultimate go-to artist for movie posters in Hollywood for over two decades. He designed and illustrated some of the world's most widely recognizable movie art. From E.T. to Blade Runner, to Blazing Saddles and The Lion King, John Alvin is responsible for many of your favorite movie campaign images...
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John Alvin, who became a close friend of ours, is one of the most prolific and well known of all the cinema artists in history, and belongs in the tiny list of important artists which includes Drew Struzan, Richard Amsel, Bob Peak, and Saul Bass. We are honored to represent the original art of John Alvin, and hope his true fans, new fans, or those who know his very important place in film history will be the ones who will get these wonderful originals. They all come with certificates from his estate. Please call with any questions.
Here is a review of the new book for The Art of John Alvin, written by his wife and partner Andrea Alvin, which every fan should own!