There really aren’t enough art house prints out there, especially ones that pay tribute to one of cinemas most revered auteurs, Andrei Tarkovsky. Black Dragon Press is correcting that however, with two new prints for Andrei Rublev and Solaris, from Edward Kinsella and Victo Ngai respectively. Both artists have turned in moody, stunning art worthy of the director, with pieces that are incredibly detailed and full of nuance. I can’t pick a favorite here, but they’ll undoubtedly end up as one of my faves for the year, and are great tributes to a director that doesn’t get enough love in the poster scene.

Kinsella’s Andrei Rublev and Ngai’s Solaris are on sale now through the Black Dragon Press Store, with variants dropping this Thursday, May 21st at 10AM EDT.

edward_kinsella_andrei_rublev_regAndrei Rublev Reg / 18″ x 24″ / 7 color screen print / Edition of 150 / Hand numbered / £40 (about $62)

edward_kinsella_andrei_rublev_varAndrei Rublev Var / 18″ x 24″ / 8 color screen print / Edition of 75 / Hand numbered / £65 (about $100)

From Kinsella: Andrei Rublev by Andrei Tarkovsky is dark, bleak, vast, and quiet. It’s about oppression, corruption, war, and death. Its about an artist finding his way through an oppressive world and all the trials he faces along the way. There was so much material to draw from for this poster. What I aimed to create was a powerful/quiet image of Andrei Rublev, trapped, but still moving, through a suffocating forest.

Victo_Ngai_Solaris-RegSolaris Reg / 18″ x 24″ / 6 color screen print / Edition of 150 / Hand numbered / £40 (about $62)

Victo_Ngai_Solaris-varSolaris Reg / 18″ x 24″ / 6 color screen print / Edition of 75 / Hand numbered / £65 (about $100)

From Ngai: Solaris by Tarkovsky is an absolutely stunning and hunting movie. It was a really fun challenge to capture its eerie beauty and the openness of the story. I am very thankful to James Park of Black Dragon Press and AD Nico Delort who have put so much faith in me. Being able to approach the project with my own interpretations of the film definitely makes the posters extra special to me.

SG