Dark Hall Mansion & Raid 71 Pay Homage To The 1933 Classic “King Kong”

Ever since he graced the silver screen in 1933, King Kong, aka “The Eighth Wonder of the World,” has captured the attention and hearts of fans around the world.  I can still remember watching the old black and white version in my youth and how crushed I was at the end when Kong dies.  Just completely devastated, yes… I cried and I still do whenever I watch it!  (Your turn)

Today, Dark Hall Mansion has revealed their next print and it takes Kong right back up the Empire State Building surrounded by biplanes, clutching a damsel in distress.  Here is their official announcement.


Artist: Chris Thornley (aka Raid71)
Standard Edition of 280
24″ x 36″
Screen print

Dark Hall Mansion, under license from Warner Bros. Entertainment Consumer Products, welcomes contemporary artist, Chris Thornley, to create a limited edition print for one of cinema’s most influential classics, one that continues to shape generations of filmmakers to this day. 


(Chris Thornley/ Raid 71)

Willis O’Brien’s legendary stop-motion animation not only pioneered special effects but created the very possibility of “KING KONG” and his world without losing touch with the emotional pathos that so defines this classic. “KING KONG’s” eloquence plays out in touching close-ups that continue to resonate with viewers.


Artist: Chris Thornley (aka Raid71)
Variant Edition of 50

24″ x 36″
Screen print

Chris’ stylized angles and visuals for his print provide us his personal view of the film’s climax, shown from an angle not often portrayed so as to reflect the film’s legendary closing, a closing most powerful, indeed a collective memory, as heartbreaking as it is unforgettable.

Chris Thornley’s “KING KONG” limited edition prints measure 24″ x 36,” are screen printed, strictly limited and hand numbered.


Artist: Chris Thornley (aka Raid71)
Foil Edition of 15
24″ x 36″
Screen print

Dark Hall Mansion’s latest officially licensed limited edition print release, 1933’s epic, “KING KONG,” by artist Chris Thornley (aka Raid71) goes on sale Tuesday, May 2nd at 12:30 PM-PST!



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