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An exhibition book featuring artworks of WITCHES and SATAN from 1870-2011!
An exhibition book featuring artworks of WITCHES and SATAN from 1870-2011!
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SPECIAL TWENTY DAY PLEDGE DRIVE!!!

GRAND GUIGNOL II: HÄXAN - Satan + The Women who love Him opening 22 OCTOBER 2011.

For official press release:
http://centuryguild.wordpress.com/2011/09/15/grand-guignol-ii-haxan-or-satan-the-women-who-love-him/

Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol was founded in Paris in 1897. Its horrific shows were the inspiration for contemporary artists ranging from Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman to Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie. (Think Blue Man Group... but with real blood being splattered on the audience! Brrrrrr!)

Three fabulous resources are here:
http://www.grandguignol.com/history.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Guignol
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/976/whats-the-story-on-the-grand-guignol-the-original-shock-theater

Not for the faint of heart, if you have any love at all for Horror or things macabre, you must learn about the Grand Guignol- and you must have this catalog!

Century Guild has been in business since 1999, and has placed artworks in museums and top collections around the world. Since our inception, we have built a collection of some of the most fabulous romantic and macabre art anywhere- including very rare and very special antique posters so rare they are not seen in any books!  Last year, we reached out to the Kickstarter community to expand our catalog beyond 16 pages, and the response allowed us to make a fantastic 48 page book.

Help us again to share the artworks that will be on our walls on this night with you in a beautiful book!

In addition to important historical artworks, we have major new works by contemporary artists Dave McKean (Neil Gaiman's collaborator on The Sandman comics, Coraline, and the 2010 Newbery Award winning The Graveyard Book, and director of the film MirrorMask), Symbolist painters Gail Potocki and Chris Mars, Italian poster art collective Malleus, and a few more fabulous artists to be revealed in the weeks to come...

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    Pledge $19 or more About $19

    A copy of the 32+ page catalog! (Page count will be determined by the fundraising.) Rare artworks from late 19th/ early 20th century theater and advertising, historical artworks by Gustav Klimt and many more, plus contemporary macabre works by Dave McKean, Gail Potocki, and more. Last year's catalog now sells for $50, so you are getting a special consideration for your support!

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    Think this sounds great? Not only the Grand Guignol II catalog... wait until you see the exhibition catalog Nitrate and Kinogeists II (44 page color) of rare silent cinema posters plus new cinema-themed artworks by Dave McKean, Gail Potocki, and Douglas Klauba held at Century Guild last October! Limited quantities remain on this, so we have to cap this one.

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    All of the above... PLUS we are going to make a special limited edition poster print of the original Grand Guignol poster "La Sorcière". We're going to print these in limited quantities at an 8.5" x 11" size for this promotion with Kickstarter, please note that the HIGH RESOLUTION photo we have was taken FROM THE ORIGINAL, this is not an internet jpeg print!!!

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    EVENT PACKAGE. This is the BEST package! The three catalogs, the 8.5" x 11" poster, PLUS one of the limited edition Malleus SILKSCREEN posters for Thomas Negovan's The Divine Eye (stunning SIX color silkscreen work, this image is 20 x 28 inches.) Patrons at this level will receive admission for themselves and a guest to the VIP preview. Formal attire required.

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    SPECIAL EVENT PACKAGE. The two catalogs, PLUS one of the limited edition Malleus silkscreen The Divine Eye posters (stunning six-color silkscreen work, this poster is 20 x 28 inches.) PLUS one of the fabulous $550 Transmission Atelier facsimile editions of the 1905 theater poster for Les Goules. (I must note that the Transmission Atelier editions were color-matched to the original and created with a massive digital file- these prints are almost completely indistinguishable from the original.) Patrons at this level will receive admission for themselves and a guest to the VIP preview. Formal attire required.

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    MASTER OF DARKNESS PACKAGE. Everything listed above. PLUS, a private wine tasting at the gallery for 13, including a full tour of the artworks. (If you aren't local, we can replace the private event with a second Transmission Atelier poster of your choice, each are $550 so this is $1100 in facsimile editions!)

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