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Metropolis

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:42 pm
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Re: Metropolis

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:45 pm
by HarryLime3
Wait could someone please explain this...... Is this exactly the same as the original "Metropolis" poster but with a slightly different color and the artist's name on it? Is there something that I'm missing or is this just an opportunity to own the original without paying a million for it?

Re: Metropolis

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:44 pm
by Brichella
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Metropolis 13 Blunt Graffix

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:23 pm
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Re: Metropolis

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:50 pm
by seeker1115
Yeah, I don't understand. It's not even that different from the original color wise. Here's the original poster for comparison:
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Metropolis 13 Dye

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:26 am
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Metropolis 13 Dye

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:27 am
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Re: Metropolis 13 Dye

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:28 am
by rubberneck
Interested to see what this looks like as a screen print...

Re: Metropolis 13 Dye

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:40 am
by brewsky
rubberneck wrote:Interested to see what this looks like as a screen print...
I can assure you it looks drymounting incredible. If I wasn't such a poor bastard, I would have bought one last nite.

Re: Metropolis 13 Dye

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:22 am
by danieldanger
someone should probably change the status of this edition to "bootleg" instead of "official". booting a famous and historic designers work, without permission/knowledge from his estate, is arguably a questionable action for an art gallery. just kinda seems out of the spirit and a further and unfortunate blurring of the line between "Interpreted or Referential Artwork" and "Bootleg Merchandise" at these sort of events. public domain or not, im a little disappointed by this, gotta be honest.

but also, yeah, we all dont have a million dollars kicking around for a real one. i get that.

Re: Metropolis 13 Dye

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:08 am
by haven
Nice to hear someone who actually creates his own work chime in.

Re: Metropolis 13 Dye

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:23 am
by wonkabars7
danieldanger wrote:someone should probably change the status of this edition to "bootleg" instead of "official". booting a famous and historic designers work, without permission/knowledge from his estate, is arguably a questionable action for an art gallery. just kinda seems out of the spirit and a further and unfortunate blurring of the line between "Interpreted or Referential Artwork" and "Bootleg Merchandise" at these sort of events. public domain or not, im a little disappointed by this, gotta be honest.

but also, yeah, we all dont have a million dollars kicking around for a real one. i get that.
Well put, DD.

What makes this situation even more questionable is how there is a licensed print of this poster which goes for a bit less. I can look up details later.

The Han Solo card is maybe more ridiculous as there is no way Lucas/Disney (or even Topps) approved it.

Re: Metropolis 13 Dye

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:32 am
by bert
Wonka, do you mean the S2 recreation? It's quite a bit more $$! But is the correct size and not a shrunken version:
http://www.jackgallery.com/page.php?pag ... 1&subtype=

Cheap reprints of the poster seem to be everywhere, but I suppose this one is more expensive because it's screened and on fancy paper with nice inks. It's not exactly original art, but I reckon it'll look good on a wall.

Re: Metropolis 13 Dye

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:06 am
by DickButt
danieldanger wrote:someone should probably change the status of this edition to "bootleg" instead of "official". booting a famous and historic designers work, without permission/knowledge from his estate, is arguably a questionable action for an art gallery. just kinda seems out of the spirit and a further and unfortunate blurring of the line between "Interpreted or Referential Artwork" and "Bootleg Merchandise" at these sort of events. public domain or not, im a little disappointed by this, gotta be honest.

but also, yeah, we all dont have a million dollars kicking around for a real one. i get that.
This. Between Metropolis, the Hulk print, the Han Solo print...this artist seems to just enjoy taking established works from other artists, screening them and then calling it his work. I've said it before, it's disappointing because he does other original works like Snow Princess that I actually like and have purchased. But this kind of stuff really turns me off.

Re: Metropolis 13 Dye

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:43 am
by Kazden
Correct my if I'm wrong, I'm looking at these on a small screen, but the only difference between this and the original is that now we can buy it in silver? Hmmmmm...