Monday, July 20, 2015

Tom Whalen Invasion of the Body Snatchers Posters Release

Dark Hall Mansion is most pleased to debut its latest limited edition print entry in their DHM Seminal Film Series, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" by leading contemporary artist, Tom Whalen.

Dark Hall Mansion, under license from Paramount Pictures, brings one of, if not the, quintessential 1950s Sci-Fi classics to life via artist Tom Whalen's arresting and contemporary take on the 1956 masterpiece that is "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." Strikingly hued in bold colors, Tom's piece elegantly captures this brilliant allegory of post-war McCarthyism and the inherent terrors of unchecked, rampant paranoia. A film at once highly entertaining and exceedingly daring and ahead of its time, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" didn't so much question as openly provoke viewers to wake up to the world then about them. A world perhaps not as far removed from our current society as we'd like to think. Tom's Standard edition print is as visually compelling as it is lovely, a unique and clever take on the film's disturbing alien pod leaf anchors his central imagery while iconic of-era silhouettes accuse and corral the film's principals, hinting at once of aliens and/or one's neighbors. Streaking pods and ghosted space elements marry visuals in a restrained, powerful and contemporary piece, all in keeping with DHM's Seminal Film Series aesthetic that seeks to keep credits to a minimum wherever possible, allowing the artist's work to dominate front and center for fans. Tom's Variant edition elevates classic Sci-Fi palette hues, achieving a deep and moody piece that distinctly contrasts with his Standard, with both editions faithful to the film's unique tone and undercurrents.

"Invasion of the Body Snatchers" Standard Edition of 280 $65
"Invasion of the Body Snatchers" Variant Edition of 50 $100
"Invasion of the Body Snatchers" Foil Edition of 10 $150 (based on Std edition colorway)
"Invasion of the Body Snatchers" Foil Edition of 10 $150 (based on Variant edition colorway)

All editions measure 24" x 36" and are fully screen printed.

Dark Hall Mansion look forward to seeing you next WEDNESDAY, July 22nd, in their DHM store right here:

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