“They drew First Blood, …not me”
Based on David Morrell’s book of the same name, the 1982, action-thriller, “First Blood” was another notch in Sylvester Stallone’s belt of hit movies. On March 4th, Grey Matter Art is releasing an AMAZING print by Grzegorz Domaradzki (Gabz) that brilliantly pays tribute to the film.
“John Rambo….a drifter just passing through their town…”
Gabz’s image will be available in three fantastic editions and we think this is Grey Matter Arts best release to date. Here is the official press release along with some words from Grey Matter Art as well as Gabz.
Grey Matter Art under license from StudioCanal is pleased to announce a new officially licensed, limited edition screen print for the iconic 80’s film, “First Blood.” The artist for this project is Grzegorz Domaradzki (Gabz) and he captured the mood of the film just perfectly. Below are details for the release:
Artist: Grzegorz Domaradzki (Gabz)
Regular Edition: 300/$50.00
Variant Edition: 150/$75.00
Wood Variant Edition: 50/$250.00
Printed by: D & L Screen Printing
“Are you telling me that 200 men against your boy is a no win situation for us? You send that many don’t forget one thing…..a good supply of body bags.”
This poster will be released on Wednesday, March 04th on our website shop page at a random time between 1:00-2:00 PM est.
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“They knew he was innocent and they didn’t give a damn…”
(Wood Variant Edition)
I love working on titles that had an impact on me back when I was growing up. First Blood (and Rambo character in general) are definitely among them. I still remember how this great piece of cinema moved me back when I saw it for the first time. No doubt it was and remains one of the saddest movies from the 80’s. Both me and GMA guys wanted to capture some of that sadness on this image while at the same time keeping it very iconic… almost monumental. Personally I’m very happy with the outcome. Consider this my final take on one of my biggest “old time heroes”: Sylvester Stallone. Hope I gave you justice John J… Gabz-
“Don’t push it, don’t push it or I’ll give you a war you won’t believe”
“First Blood” was one of my favorite movies growing up. I loved all of those 80’s films, but there were always certain ones that always stood out to me that I would watch over and over again, and this was one of them. Yes, the movie had some great action scenes, but I always thought it was such a sad film. Sylvester played this role of an outcast and an unwanted man when he came back form the war so well. You rooted for him until the last minute.
And you can’t forget about the music for this movie too. The film’s score was composed and conducted by Jerry Goldsmith, and played so well to the film. This poster by Gabz depicts Rambo as that lonely man, and I am glad he chose to take it this way, instead of the “epic” action movie poster feel that most people think of when they envision the movie. I couldn’t have asked for a better turn out from Gabz than this one”. - Mike Gregory – Grey Matter Art