This happened last night. The exhibit was like spending time in a strange kind of heaven. GdT's collection of movie memorabilia and props, comic books, personal work diaries, and commissioned sculptures were all really great. Like, amazing, actually.
It was the 2-D artwork that really got me, though. On hand were originals by Drew Struzan, Eyvind Earle, Bernie Wrightson, Richard Corben, Mike Mignola (of course), Jean "Mœbius" Giraud, and many more. Most frequent in the collection was Corben and Mignola, and that was very stunning. What really floored me, however, was seeing Mœbius originals up close. Giraud's work is possesses of an elegance, depth, and economy that can scarcely be done justice in print. Something I could not have understood before seeing the work in person. I nearly wept.
Seeing the original work of so many of my biggest inspirations has left me a bit strange. I'm going to go feel both inadequate and inspired as I try to work now.
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