I have a strong feeling that this is nothing more than the artwork. That black lotus alternate several years ago didn't turn out to be a card.
IT IS NOTHING more than the artwork. Everyone agrees with that(and wizards is very clear) a few of us were just making editorial comments.
(you know the kind of editoriel comment you wish someone at WotC would finally READ and do Dzzzzzzzzzziiiiiiiii.......glonk ! (brain engine slowly getting into gear)....and (after a certain laps of time) say "hey, say Warren, maybe we could do these as prizecards !"instead of just doing some bloody pointless art for bloody nothing --I may be a frenchman but somethings cab really make me veeeery british :p!!)
So we have Black Lotus, Ancestral Recall and Mox Pearl. Next year Mox Emerald or Timewalk?
From what I can gather, the artwork that was given out so far are: Black Lotus (2003), Timetwister (2004), Ancestral Recall (2005), Mox Pearl (2006). I can't find a good image for alternate art of Ancestral Recall, so I mocked up the other three in the new card frames.
I know this thread is about the artwork and not the card, but I thought others might be curious to see it in the card frame.
As for the new art for Mox Pearl, I love it. It looks amazing, epecially the color of the skin and the amount of detail in the painting. Even his sketch is truly a sight to behold. I would love to get a print of it and hang it in my studio.