Dark Hall Mansion & Naja Conrad-Hansen Reveal Their Latest Collaboration: “Betty Boop”

Since 1930, “Betty Boop” and her sidekick dog, “Bimbo,” have been entertaining fans around the globe.  Created by Max Fleischer, Betty is a charismatic caricature of a sassy Jazz Age flapper who has been in films, comic strips and is one of the most collected characters in pop culture.

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Dark Hall Mansion has just announced a collaboration with Danish artist, Naja Conrad-Hansen.  Naja’s work encompasses illustration, painting, graphic/print design and art direction and past clients include: Vanity Fair, Spin, Ralph Lauren, Adidas and Louis Vuitton.  Her distinct style has become a favorite in the fashion industry and her illustrated works are featured in over 30 books on illustration and art, among them her own awarded children book.  Here is what Dark Hall Mansion had to say about this new collaboration with this fantastic artist.

Dark Hall Mansion is honored to again work with Fleischer Studios on one of their most renowned legacies and most beloved of American cartoon charmers, Betty Boop, with no less than the extraordinarily gifted Naja Conrad-Hansen on as commissioned artist for DHM’s officially licensed limited-edition print release this Friday, February 5th!

Dark Hall Mansion under license from King Features Syndicate and Fleischer Studios, will release Naja Conrad-Hansen’s two striking limited-edition prints for the doe-eyed beauty whose sass and charm began in 1930 yet who knows no era, enchanting audiences to this very day.

We’re honored to have back artist Naja Conrad-Hansen, voted amongst the “200 Best Illustrators Worldwide” by Lürzer’s archive four times in a row, most recently in 2014/15. Naja, who recently wowed print collectors with her stunning work on Dark Hall Mansion’s official Jimi Hendrix print releases, brings her stunning skills to bear on two very different Betty Boop pieces: the first a special treat that has Betty, friend Bimbo, and her little puppy Pudgy all dolled up for Valentine’s Day; the second, a very limited edition that is pure ’70s and all Betty attitude! In this latter piece, we asked Naja to bring her high-fashion sensibilities to bear in rendering the timeless Betty with a distinctively 70’s flair; as we explained it, this Betty is all attitude, hangs with Mick Jagger, circa “Some Girls.” Think Naja nailed it and we trust fans will be thrilled.

Betty Boop’s edgy Jazz Age origins come courtesy the incomparable animation pioneer and legend, Max Fleischer, and it’s a testament to the Fleischer Studios artistry that she’s as beloved and recognizable today, still enchanting all ages and demographics worldwide. As always, it is truly an honor for Dark Hall Mansion to be entrusted to work on such a legacy project and we hope fans will support these releases, enabling the Fleischer series to continue.

BETTY BOOP-STANDARD EDITION- VALENTINE

“BETTY BOOP” Standard (Valentine) edition of 280  $65
“BETTY BOOP” Canvas edition of 10 (based on the Standard-Valentine edition)  $175
18″ X 24 ” Giclee – hand numbered

Dark Hall Mansion’s officially licensed “BETTY BOOP” limited-edition prints will be available in Standard, Variant, and select Canvas editions and go on sale this Friday February 5th on DHM’s OFFICIAL STORE PAGE at 9:30 AM PST!

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BETTY BOOP-VARIANT-NY- EDITION- VALENTINE.jpgFinal Version
“BETTY BOOP” Variant  (NY) edition of 50   $100
“BETTY BOOP” Canvas edition of 10 (based on the Variant-NY edition)   $175

18″ X 24 ” Giclee – hand numbered

 

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