This one kind of surprised me. Alex Ross seems to be the guy everyone in Hollywood goes to for iconic images. But Silver K Gallery announced "The Final Frontier", a new limited edition giclee calling it the first Star Trek art by Ross.
Ross started in 1993 and has drawn Superman, Batman, Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Flash Gordon, Spider-Man, Ultraman, Battle of the Planets, Supreme and many more… but this is the first time in twenty years we get to see his version of Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy and the Enterprise.
The Gallery tells us that the piece comes from a guache painting and hand signed by the artist. But the piece is not exactly new. A little digging finds that it was the box cover for a Polar Lights resin model kit that came out at least a year ago or more. The copyright on the pdf instructions that include the image is 2012… it may be older than that.
Being based in Australia, Silver K Gallery is calling this the first time "an Alex Ross art work has had its official world release outside the United States and is a rare and unique opportunity for fans and collectors." Unless you already have the model kit that is… And it gets a little stranger when you see that the press release has been sent out two previous times the first time talking about a release in July and again in August.
I'm not a giclee collector so I'm not sure what is considered a official world release… but being on a model box a year prior would seem like it was already released.
This is the original sketch from AlexRossArt.com where he refers to it as "Star Trek Polar Lights Sketch" and the box art for the model.