Band of Brothers – original production color concept art 1
Band of Brothers is a series that John Alvin did images for, and these are some of the few available for sale. This is an original mixed media production piece that is signed by John Alvin, whose artwork is skyrocketing in popularity and interest due to the release of The Art of John Alvin book. Order your copy of the book here.
Band of Brothers is a 2001 ten-part television World War II miniseries based on the book of the same title written by historian and biographer Stephen Ambrose. The executive producers were Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, who had collaborated on the World War II film Saving Private Ryan (1998). The episodes first aired in 2001 on HBO and are still run frequently on various TV networks around the world.
The events portrayed are based on Ambrose's research and recorded interviews with Easy Company veterans. A large amount of literary license was taken with the episodes, with several differences between recorded history and the film version. All of the characters portrayed are based on actual members of Easy Company; some of them can be seen in prerecorded interviews as a prelude to each episode (their identities, however, are not revealed until the close of the finale). Spielberg and Hanks also produced the companion miniseries called The Pacific that premiered in March 2010. This followed the campaign against the Japanese Army, who would rather die than surrender until Hiroshima.
The title for the book and the series comes from a famous St. Crispin's Day Speech delivered by the character of Henry V of England before the Battle of Agincourt in William Shakespeare's Henry V; Act IV, Scene 3. A passage from the speech is quoted on the first page of the book, and is also quoted by Carwood Lipton in the final episode.
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John Alvin, who became a close friend of ours, is one of the most prolific and well known of all the cinema artists in history, and belongs in the tiny list of important artists which includes Drew Struzan, Richard Amsel, Bob Peak, and Saul Bass. We are honored to represent the original art of John Alvin, and hope his true fans, new fans, or those who know his very important place in film history will be the ones who will get these wonderful originals. They all come with certificates from his estate. Please call with any questions.