A little over a week ago we teased a new collaboration between Gabz and Grey Matter Art. Together they are releasing the FIRST authorized art poster based on Carpenter’s 1981 classic film, “Escape From New York.” TODAY we finally get to show you the full images for the regular and variant editions.
Regular Edition – 325
Printed by D&L Screenprinting
Here is the official press release from Grey Matter Art: Grey Matter Art and StudioCanal present a New Limited Edition, Screen Print by artist, Grzegorz Domaradzki (Gabz) for the iconic film “Escape From New York”. This will be the first official poster for the John Carpenter classic released in 1981, featuring Kurt Russell as hero “Snake” Plissken. Also, this will be Grey Matter Art’s second offering and first collaboration with Gabz, who said this about the project, “When Mike Gregory, co-founder of Grey Matter Art offered me an opportunity to work on John Carpenter’s “Escape from New York,” I didn’t hesitate much. My main intention was to deliver something a little bit different from what I’ve been known for until now… something less character based, more focused on the movie’s atmosphere, and true to the original poster artwork. Being a fan of the original and iconic poster, my print also has post-apocalyptic streets of New York City, gang members, and the majestic Statue of Liberty (or what was left from it) dominating the skyline. Except Snake Plissken, in my version is all by himself: tired, hurt, on the run, and fighting against all odds. Perceptive viewers should also notice Snake’s plane crossing the red walls of the New York City prison, and the bottom grid which is intended to be a tribute to visual effects used in the movie!”
Creative Director Mike Gregory also had this to add “When we had the chance to obtain the rights to “Escape from New York,” I was very excited and honored to have a shot at it. This movie, in my eyes is a true 80’s classic, which still holds up to this day. Snake is such an iconic character, and I wanted to have this movie presented in a way that does it justice. Being this is the first authorized art poster based on the film, there was only one artist in my eyes that I wanted to take on this project, and that was Grzegorz Domaradzki (Gabz). Though most collectors are probably used to his multiple character compositions, I think he did a great job that separates this from his other work, focusing mainly on Snake, when he is injured, and at his lowest. Gabz depicted this perfectly, and we are very proud to have such a great poster to release to the public. People have been waiting for this movie to have an official poster for it, and I think this is the one.”!
Grey Matter Art has come out of the gates swinging for the fences with their second offering. Gabz….John Carpenter…..Snake Plisken…..Escape From New York? Come on! The prints go on sale Wednesday, April 30th at a random time between 1 – 2 PM EST. Follow them on TWITTER for the exact time and good luck. OH wait…you probably want to see the variant too right? Click the link below and take a gander.
Variant Edition – 175
Printed by D&L Screenprinting