Rare silent film artworks 1895-1925 + Dave McKean, Gail Potocki, & Douglas Klauba- help us expand the exhibition book!
TWENTY-FIVE DAY PLEDGE DRIVE! WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SPREAD THE WORD!
NITRATE and KINOGEISTS II A celebration of Silent Cinema Saturday, March 26, 2011 Century Guild Chicago
With YOUR help, we will expand the exhibition booklet and share these great artistic treasures! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NITRATE + KINOGEISTS II: Art of Silent Cinema CENTURY GUILD . 26 March 2011 . 6-9pm (secret location)
This March, Chicago-based Century Guild presents its latest darkly seductive exhibition: Nitrate + Kinogeists II: Art of Silent Cinema. The show reunites auteur Dave McKean’s latest mixed media series inspired by early film with rare selections from Century Guild’s European silent film poster inventory. This landmark show is a sequel of sorts to the initial collaborative exhibition Nitrate + Kinogeists, presented in late 2009 at the legendary Portage Theatre in Chicago and Billy Shire Fine Arts in Los Angeles. The show also features brand new work from modern Symbolist painter Gail Potocki and illustrator Douglas Klauba.
Century Guild was founded in 1999 by Thomas Negovan and Stuart Tomc, and since its inception, they have placed artworks in museums and top collections around the world. Works previously in the Century Guild inventory are on permanent display in The Art Institute of Chicago, The Detroit Institute of Arts, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Previously, Century Guild kept a low profile and only exhibited their works at select public events and exhibition as they focused on building an impressive inventory of important Art Nouveau and Symbolist artifacts. The Century Guild collection concentrates on antique posters, lithographs, and period pottery from Germany, Austria, France, and Italy 1880-1920, and includes the lithography of infamous artists such as Gustav Klimt, Alphonse Mucha, Egon Schiele, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
The exhibition will be held on March 26th, 2011, just outside of downtown Chicago in a secret industrial location. It is a ONE-NIGHT ONLY event, featuring a decadent spread of food and beverages. No one under 18 will be permitted. Formal, fetish, or period attire (1920s) encouraged. This is an invitation only event, RSVP required.
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EXHIBITION BOOK- the page count will be determined by the response, but it will be filled with rare and unpublished artworks as seen in the video: original silent cinema posters from 1880-1925 and new works by Dave McKean, Gail Potocki, and Douglas Klauba.
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The Silent Film exhibition book PLUS a copy of the dense and thorough GRAND GUIGNOL exhibition catalog- containing the original release posters for Fritz Lang's "Toten Tanz" (The Dance of Death) and "Landru" (both seen in the video), plus the anti-Absinthe "Victims of Alcohol", and the very creepy "Danger! Electricity!" Only a few remain at a $50 retail price. Also includes invitation for two to the special exhibition opening.
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The Silent Film exhibition book PLUS a 13 x 19 facsimile poster of the morbidly romantic original 1921 poster by Josef Fenneker for F. W. Murnau's "Haunted Castle". The edition size will be limited by the number of pledgers, please note that prints we have produced in editions of 100 at this size have sold out at San Diego Comic Con at $65! Also includes invitation for two to the special exhibition opening.
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The Silent Film exhibition book PLUS a special Transmission Atelier small print of Gail Potocki's portrait of Theda Bara. LIMITED TO AN EDITION OF ONLY FIVE. Also includes invitation for two to the special exhibition opening.
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The Silent Film exhibition book PLUS a special Transmission Atelier small print of Gail Potocki's portrait of Pina Menichelli. LIMITED TO AN EDITION OF ONLY FIVE. Also includes invitation for two to the special exhibition opening.
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The Silent Film exhibition book PLUS a special 10" Transmission Atelier print of Dave McKean's "Destiny". On special silver high gloss non-reflective heavy weight paper. These were created as a benefit for the CBLDF, and we have four copies left. PLUS one of the few remaining copies of the exhibition catalog "Nitrate and Kinogeists" from 2009, with rare posters and McKean artworks. Also includes invitation for two to the special exhibition opening.
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