The Lord of the Rings: From Imagination to Image
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John Howe writes: “The Lord of the Rings: From Imagination to Image” will open at the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris in two and a half weeks. The exhibition will run from December 14th 2003 to February 15th 2004, and is composed of 120 concept drawings and paintings by Alan Lee and I from the film trilogy.

I’ve never even set foot in the National Library in Paris, (I’ve always felt much too scruffy and uncultured to even walk past in front of the building) so this is going to be a real treat.

This is also the FIRST time the artwork has been shown in Europe with the exception of the little show at the Geneva Book Fair and the few pieces that are in the show in London. The artwork has been selected to take the viewer from Bag End to the Grey Havens and points between.