Mightiest river of Middle-earth, the great Anduin winds its way south along the eastern flank of the Misty Mountains toward the sea. As the Fellowship makes its way down river in their Elven boats they are awed by the sight of the mighty Argonath.
Long ago carved from the rocky hillsides upon either bank, these towering statues of the ancient Kings Elendil and his son Isildur* stand with arms raised in warning to travellers from the north. For Aragorn it is a moment long sought, to look upon the carved faces of his kinsmen of old and the glory of ancient Gondor they represent.
The moment has been expertly captured by Gus Hunter - long time Weta conceptual designer who started on The Lord Of The Rings trilogy alongside Jeremy Bennett and was an early adopter of the digital painting techniques Weta uses today. Read more about Gus in our Meet the Crew interview.
The Argonath - Pillars of the Kings joins our exclusive suite of Middle-earth art prints by Weta artists:
The external dimensions of the print are 23.2 in x 11.7 in (590 mm x297 mm) and the printed area is 20.9 in x 8.9 in (530 mm x 235 mm). A lovely cinematic format. Exactly the same size as the previously released prints.
It's printed on good quality 170 gsm satin paper and ships rolled up in a VERY sturdy poster tube. It will arrive in pristine condition, ready to be framed and hung, pride of place, in your home.
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Truly a gorgeous print.
I deliberated over buying art prints from Weta and having them sent... Read more.
I deliberated over buying art prints from Weta and having them sent all the way to me in Canada for a very long time.
Besides the pricing, which is reasonable (but can be a bit misleading if you’re viewing the site in USD and forgot how much exchange has changed over time - tip for my fellow Canucks - always use NZD on the site to give a close idea of price in CAD, and then do the conversion before you buy to avoid surprises!), and besides the long and potentially damaging trip to Canada, I just wasn't sure if these prints would look as good in person as they do on the site.
Well, I'm happy to say that after finally treating myself to this and a few other prints this Christmas, that these are very well represented on the website, and simply gorgeous in person! This is a beautiful print, well worth the price; given that many art prints are much more expensive.
The only problem now is finding a frame for this size print (good luck!) or finding a decent price on custom framing. If you're deliberating over these, just buy and enjoy, framed or not. I’m happy to support Weta and their wonderful artists that bring some of my favourite worlds to life. Thanks Weta!! Hide.
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