Alex Ross Fine Art, is delighted to announce a deal with Apple Corps Ltd to release an ongoing series of limited edition artwork featuring Alex’s critically acclaimed take on the Beatles’ groundbreaking ultra-psychedelic 1968 animated masterpiece, “Yellow Submarine.” The deal was brokered by Bravado International, The Beatles North American licensing agent.
Following up on his inaugural piece in the series, the massive 6-foot original painting “Yellow Submarine” that incorporated Alex’s highly unusual style and overarching composition which was a perfect fit to the sweep and scope of this legendary animated classic, Alex will be releasing “John, Paul, George and Ringo” his next piece in his ongoing “Yellow Submarine” series.
Driven by the Beatles legendary music and inspired by the generation’s new trends in art, “Yellow Submarine” is a classic of animated cinema. The film resides within the dazzling styles of Pop Art, yet it’s “Yellow Submarine’s” art direction and production design by Heinz Edelmann that most defined the film’s pioneering look, and it’s in this spirit of unique innovation that Alex’s highly unusual take can best be appreciated.
Alex has often been referred to as ‘the Norman Rockwell of comics’ yet his “Yellow Submarine” piece reveals the similarly powerful influence of master surrealist Salvador Dali, whom Alex has also recognized as a guiding influence on his style.
Alex has commented prior on the body of his career’s work noting, “Hopefully by painting the work, you gain a sense of life and believability that will draw the reader in a little more,” and this is dynamically manifest first in his massive 6-foot original painting for the Beatle’s “Yellow Submarine.”
Alex’s body of work includes countless high profile projects, among them legendary comic book characters, Hollywood studios, a print for the Academy Awards, and so much more. At this stage in his career he is very well known for taking on projects of personal relevance and resonance and it’s in this context that he enthusiastically agreed to a Beatles project, being an enormous fan of the world’s most famous band.
“For as long as I can remember hearing music, I have loved the Beatles. Not only do I believe they are the greatest musical group of all time, but also one of the greatest things to have happened in human history. “Yellow Submarine” has also been one of my favorite films since I was six years old. The opportunity to work with the Beatles’ likenesses in the very inspired context of the “Yellow Submarine” film is an absolute dream come true. There is so much I love about these men, their legacy and this film.”