Thank you all so very much for your kind and continued support of our DHM-Seminal Film Series releases. All “Phantom of the Opera” Laurent Durieux editions sold out within 2 minutes of having gone on sale and it’s this kind of enthusiasm that allows these projects to go forward.
We look forward to sharing our next Seminal Film Series release with you and thank you all again for your wonderful support!
Los Angeles, CA, May 30, 2013
Dark Hall Mansion, www.DarkHallMansion.com, unveils its second installment in the DHM-Seminal Film Series with nothing less than 1925′s epic, “The Phantom of the Opera” starring the inimitable Lon Chaney and rendered strikingly by artist and collector favorite,
Our limited edition “Phantom of the Opera” prints go on sale next Thursday, June 6th, 2013 at 10:30 AM PST on our DHM Store page here: http://www.darkhallmansionstore.com
While some of our upcoming releases for the DHM-Seminal Film Series might surprise, indeed seem outright obscure, particularly as we’re passionate silent film fanatics at DHM, there is no way we could
present a unique and artistic take on cinematic history without properly, and we hope, beautifully, addressing some of the very cornerstones that shaped the course of film history to this very day.
We’ve always found Lon Chaney Sr’s work arresting, to say the least. Deliberately protective of his privacy while fostering an air of mystery about himself and his characters, Chaney had already established a body of work by the time he came to portray the Phantom, but it is this role, perhaps more than any other, that he is most remembered for. As film aficionados know, Chaney was permitted to create his own makeup for ‘Phantom’ after his earlier success rendering his own unique take on Quasimodo in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,”
but it’s Phantom’s startling realization that would influence and
shape filmmakers, as well as filmgoer’s expectations, for generations to come.
As unusual as Chaney’s makeup and self-developed techniques with same often were, he still considered himself a character actor, and be it his talent with makeup or his equally supreme skills at body contortion, they were simply tools for realizing-in his own words- “extraordinary characterization.” Chaney’s true goal: to have audiences empathize, or at the very least, understand his characters, however unusual, however extreme. There is no doubt his Phantom
is, and shall remain, among the very pinnacle of cinema’s legendary characters.
The aim of Dark Hall Mansion’s DHM-Seminal Film Series is the very bridging of cinema as art and art as cinema. To create beautiful prints for some of the most resonant American and international films, distilling film and imagery while beholden to no specific screening or advertising obligations. Our aim right from the onset was to honor the tradition of vintage film posters while simultaneously releasing our artists from its commercial constraints. The single goal then: to create stunning pieces that are intended, right from their inception, to be true stand alone works of art. The very essence of each film to be distilled and rendered in such a fashion that anyone, even via the most cursory of viewings, will appreciate the prints for their visual beauty or in the historical context of what made these films so relevant and so special in the first place.
Key to our approach with DHM’s Seminal Film Series is matching artist to film, and nowhere was this more clearly manifest than in our first pairing of “Metropolis” and Laurent Durieux. DHM has had the distinct pleasure of working with Laurent several times now since first introducing him to US audiences and print collectors worldwide, and there was no way we were going to miss the opportunity to invite him in to showcase his considerable skills on a project that required a simultaneously shocking as well as subtle touch. In keeping with the aesthetic behind our Seminal Film Series print releases, we wanted ‘Phantom’ to be both powerful yet restrained, a piece that immediately takes you into the film yet refashions it in an elegant manner for contemporary display. Once again, Laurent has excelled on all
The print, like the film itself, is at once rich, moody and highly atmospheric, appropriately shocking in its tribute to one of the foundation’s of horror cinema while still romantic and sweeping in scope. A print designed to capture more than the elements of horror, much like Chaney’s hopes for his characterizations, we trust the
print resonates with collectors as something unique, nuanced,
and evocative of the classic stone litho posters and artists of the
Laurent’s two highly distinct and striking takes for “Phantom of the Opera” have the expected levels of fine detailing our collectors have come to cherish with each releases, yet the Standard and Variant editions, while at once complimentary, yield very different moods, provoking distinct emotional responses. And frankly, we love that!
It’s unusual renderings such as these that we trust will continue to register with collectors and help establish the DHM-Seminal Film Series’ overall tone.
All DHM-Seminal Film Series prints are strictly limited, numbered,
and beautifully screen printed.
Editions are as follows:
Standard “Phantom of the Opera” Edition: 24″ x 36″ (Edition of 200)
Variant “Phantom of the Opera” Edition: 24″ x 36″ (Edition of 100)
There will also be two very select “Phantom of the Opera” Wood Editions: One with Standard artwork (Edition of 10), one with
Variant artwork (Edition of 10).
*These special Wood editions will be released in conjunction with
our friends at www.emovieposter.com, the world’s largest vintage
film poster collector website, and they will release their examples by
lottery while DHM will offer its Wood editions on our initial release date.
Standard “Phantom of the Opera” Edition: $65
Variant “Phantom of the Opera” Edition: $100
Select Wood “Phantom of the Opera” (Standard or Variant artwork): $250
All DHM-Seminal Film Series “Phantom of the Opera” Limited Editions go on sale next Thursday, June 6, 2013.
They will be available on our dedicated Store page at 10:30 AM PST here: http://www.darkhallmansionstore.com/
Thank you all so very much, we’re so very grateful for your support
of our DHM-Seminal Film Series. Our debut release for the Series, “Metropolis,” sold out within minutes and reinforced our belief that there are a LOT of equally passionate film and poster art enthusiasts worldwide: Institutes, Cinematheques, Archives and film schools,
but most of all, it’s the collectors that sustain this passion for cinema and its artwork, and we are so very honored for DHM to be a part of both of these communities with the artists and history that informs them. Again, we are enormously grateful to all for your kind support and enthusiastic response that allows this series to exist and we look
forward to sharing some exceptional projects on our upcoming
DHM-Seminal Film Series print releases with you!
See you next Thursday and thank you all!
Dark Hall Mansion
DHM-Seminal Film Series Alternate style print for “METROPOLIS”
Artist: Laurent Durieux.
All Editions available THIS FRIDAY, Mar 29th at 9:30 AM PST on this page ONLY: HERE
Please load ONLY the above linked page or type ONLY this address: http://www.darkhallmansionstore.com into your browser on Friday morning as our Store page is hosted separately on its own server for a faster buyer checkout.
Thanks so much for all your great emails and feedback since our Series reveal, we’re looking forward to sharing our upcoming DHM-Seminal Film Series releases with you all.
Los Angeles, CA, March 22, 2013
Dark Hall Mansion, www.DarkHallMansion.com, is exceptionally proud to debut its new DHM-Seminal Film Series with its first limited edition print release for the 1927 silent legend, “Metropolis”by none other than artist Laurent Durieux.
Our limited edition “Metropolis” prints go on sale next Friday, March 29th, 2013 at 9:30 AM PST on our DHM Store page here: http://www.darkhallmansionstore.com
DHM has had its Film series in development for several years and it is with great enthusiasm that we’re finally able to reveal a print we’ve been talking to Laurent about creating for us since Dark Hall Mansion first introduced him to US audiences with his initial American release-DHM’s official Peanuts Valentine’s Day prints-back in Feb of 2012.
The undisputed position in cinematic history that “Metropolis” occupies made it almost mandatory as DHM’s first Seminal Film Series release, most notably so due to our silent film obsession, and our artist of choice had to be Laurent Durieux. “Metropolis” is a particular passion project for Laurent and one he’d expressed particular interest in working on for DHM since our very first talks with him on showcasing his work for US and international audiences.
The aim of Dark Hall Mansion’s DHM-Seminal Film Series is the very bridging of cinema as art and art as cinema. To create beautiful prints for some of the most resonant American and international
films, distilling film and imagery while beholden to no specific screening or advertising obligations. Our aim right from the onset was to honor the tradition of vintage film posters while simultaneously releasing our artists from its commercial constraints. The single goal,to create stunning pieces that are intended, from their inception, to be true works of art that stand alone as just that. The very essence of each film to be distilled and rendered in such a fashion that anyone, even on the most cursory of viewings, will at once appreciate the prints for their visual beauty or in the historical context of what made these films so relevant in the first place.
Key to our approach with DHM’s Seminal Film Series is matching artist to film. Nowhere is this more clearly manifest than in our first pairing of “Metropolis” and Laurent Durieux. The film that almost bankrupt Germany’s UFA Studios, its futuristic vision and singularly intense direction by pioneering legend Fritz Lang took almost two years to complete and its monumental influence on artists mining all fields of creative endeavor continues to this very day. Be it Superman creators Siegel and Shuster’s naming of their hero’s city or the similarity of George Lucas’ C-3PO and the iconic “Metropolis” robot, the impact of “Metropolis” will be felt for generations to come.
Perhaps no other element is as striking as the film’s overall design and aesthetic and we felt artist Laurent Durieux was more than up to the task of capturing this film in prints collectors would find both compelling and striking, prints that quietly demand attention no matter the context of their display. Ever the craftsman, Laurent’s countless layers and detailing are in synch with the film’s rich visual tapestry, and his touch with futuristic detailing is exceptionally well pursued by collectors. It didn’t hurt that he’s a huge fan of “Metropolis” and the film’s design and overall look.
He’s created two completely different pieces of art for our first DHM-Seminal Film Series release, each emblematic of “Metropolis,” at once echoing the rich tradition of artists before him yet distinctly stamping the Durieux imprimatur of rich and lush detailing and hyper nuance that collectors have come to expect from his best work.
All editions for DHM-Seminal Film Series prints are strictly limited, numbered and beautifully screen printed.
Editions are as follows:
Standard “Metropolis” Edition: 24″ x 36″ (Edition of 200)
Alternate “Metropolis” Edition: 12″ x 36″ (Edition of 100)
Metal “Metropolis” Edition: 12″ x 36″ (with Alternate artwork: Edition of 10)
*There will also be a “Metropolis” Metal Edition with Standard artwork (Edition of 10) to be released by our friends at www.emovieposter.com, the world’s largest vintage film poster collector website.
Standard Edition “Metropolis”: $65
Alternate Edition “Metropolis”: $100
Metal Edition “Metropolis”: $250
All DHM-Seminal Film Series “Metropolis” Limited Editions go on sale next Friday, Mar 29, 2013. They will be available on our dedicated Store page at 9:30 AM PST here:
Thank you all so very much, we know there are a LOT of equally passionate film and poster enthusiasts worldwide: Institutes, Cinematheques, Archives and film schools, but most of all, collectors, and we are honored to be part of this community and simply cannot wait to share our upcoming exclusive DHM-Seminal Film Series offerings with you.
See you next Friday!
Dark Hall Mansion
TODAY TUES FEB 12th:
The Beatles Officially licensed “John, Paul, George and Ringo” 4-print Sets available: HERE
Please click on the link above and refresh that page only right at 9:30 AM PST and Paypal Add-to-Cart buttons will pop up beneath BOTH
Beatles Editions then.
Thank you all!! DHM
Los Angeles, CA, Jan 31, 2013
PRNewswire/–Dark Hall Mansion is proud to release their new officially licensed Beatles project, the 4-print Limited Edition set: John, Paul, George and Ringo.
Dark Hall Mansion working closely with Live Nation Merchandise, The Beatles’ North American Licensing Agent, and Apple Corps Ltd will release their new Beatles
limited edition screen print set of 4 by leading contemporary artist, Tom Whalen, on February 12, 2013. This exclusive 4-print set stunningly showcases The Beatles
unmistakable personas amongst the abstracted milieu of ’60s Pop culture and the landmark film that is “Yellow Submarine.” The 4 prints measure 24″ x 30″ each and
were beautifully composed and designed to work individually or as an interlocked whole when displayed.
Tom Whalen’s 4 new Beatles prints make a striking impression, particularly when viewed as a single quadtych, one meant to artistically render and underscore the
personalities of The Beatles themselves. Each print will be individually numbered, 24″ x 30″ in size, and exquisitely screen printed. With an extremely limited
release of only 200 sets available worldwide for all Beatles fans, it’s an edition for even the most discerning Beatles collector.
There will also be a very select Psychedelia Edition, limited to just 50 sets worldwide with each print individually signed by artist Tom Whalen and printed with
shimmering metallic inks that intensely set off the designs and nuances of his highly stylized artwork.
Both Editions go on sale February 12, 2013 exclusively through Dark Hall Mansion, http://www.DarkHallMansion.com via their online store http://www.darkhallmansionstore.com.
Pricing will be $200 for the 4-print Standard Edition and $300 for the 4-print Psychedelia Artist Signed Edition.
Both Editions go one sale precisely at 9:30 AM PST at Dark Hall Mansion’s online Store on February 12, 2013.
The 4-print Beatles sets are a limited edition series created by Dark Hall Mansion. ‘The Beatles’ is a registered trademark of Apple Corps Limited. Yellow Submarine
is a trademark of Subafilms Ltd © 1968. Dark Hall Mansion is a labor of love. We are passionate about art, about the work of print and poster artists present and past,
here and abroad, we are committed to bringing their skills to the forefront on projects both compelling and exciting, bridging their studios and creations directly
with your walls and personal collections.
More information can be found on these and other editions available from Dark Hall Mansion at www.DarkHallMansion.com
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Los Angeles, CA, Jan 15, 2013
I’d give anything if that Little Red Haired Girl had sent me a Valentine.
Hey, maybe she did send me one. Maybe she did send me a Valentine, and it didn’t get here till today! Maybe it’s in our mailbox right now! I’m afraid to look. If I look and there’s nothing there, I’ll be crushed. On the other hand, if she did send me a Valentine…I’ve got to look!!
(Charlie opens mailbox, Snoopy smooches him on the nose then closes mailbox promptly)
Charlie: I hate Valentine’s Day.
Love…one of the most overriding themes in Charlie’s, and our lives, perhaps none as poignant as unrequited love.
Dark Hall Mansion, www.DarkHallMansion.com, is excited to share our first ever release for “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” the 1975 Charles Schulz ode to love: pure, true and in its every incarnation.
Our Officially licensed limited edition Peanuts prints for “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” go on sale next Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 9:30 AM PST right in time for Valentine’s Day.
Charlie Brown, we’ve been feeling awfully guilty about not giving you a valentine this year. Here, I’ve erased my name from this one. I’d like you to have it.
Hold on there! What do you think you’re doing? Who do you think you are? Where were you yesterday when everyone else was giving out valentines? Is kindness and thoughtfulness something you can make retroactive? Don’t you think he has any feelings? You and your friends are the most thoughtless bunch I’ve ever known. You don’t care anything about Charlie Brown! You just hate to feel guilty! And now you have the nerve to come around one day later and offer him a used valentine just to ease your conscience! Well let me tell you something: Charlie Brown doesn’t need your…
Charlie: Don’t listen to him! I’ll take it!!
Artist Jayson Weidel’s Valentine treatment for our Standard Edition print is spot on in capturing the classic moment when Charlie finally gets up the nerve to open his mailbox and look inside and…well, maybe it’s not from his Little Red Haired Girl, and who can’t relate to that, but we say he fared pretty well with that smooch from an old friend. Besides, what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day then when old Charlie FINALLY gets his first Valentine on the same print.
Linus: I spent all my money. I made a fool of myself.
(Linus throwing chocolates off a bridge from a huge Valentine purchased for his teacher)
This one is for love! And this one is for Valentine’s! This one is for romance! This one is for Elizabeth Barrett Browning! This is for “How do I love thee!” This is for…
(Snoopy and Woodstock happily catch and eat each chocolate Linus tosses)
When it came time for the alternate print, Jayson’s stark and beautiful take elevated an elegant concept to pure pathos. We were surprised and thrilled that Peanuts was immediately on board with the piece relating just how much they loved the Variant.
So join some old friends and pass along a little love to that special someone, or maybe just send yourself a little Valentine love this year courtesy of Mr. Schulz and Jayson Weidel.
All editions are 18″ x 24,” strictly limited, numbered and screen printed by the fine team at DL Screenprinting.
Editions are as follows:
Standard: “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” (Edition of 280)
Alternate: “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” (Edition 50)
Select Wood Edition of only 5: Standard or Alternate artwork-printed on 18″ x 24″ Maple wood:
“Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” (Standard artwork) on Maple wood (Edition of 5)
“Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” (Alternate artwork) on Maple wood (Edition of 5)
Wood Editions: $250
All Editions on sale next Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at Dark Hall Mansion:
They’ll go on sale right here on our dedicated Store page at 9:30 AM PST: http://www.darkhallmansionstore.com/
Thanks very much and we’ll see you next Tues!
Well, maybe it wasn’t a total flop for me. At least they were a showing a little thought for me, even if it was a used Valentine. At least they care a little bit about me. Hey, maybe this is the start of a trend. Maybe this is a whole new trend for old Charlie Brown. Maybe this is the start of something big! Maybe next year I’ll get a whole bunch of Valentines! Maybe next year I’ll need three briefcases instead of two!! Maybe next year I’ll even…
Linus: Happy Valentine’s Day, Charlie Brown.
Happy Valentine’s Day all!!
Los Angeles, CA, Dec 1, 2012
RAINBOW DASH: “OhmygoshOhmygoshOhmygoshOhmygoshOhmygosh!”
FLUTTERSHY: [plainly] Yay.
RAINBOW DASH: Ugh. You’re going to cheer for me like that? Louder!
RAINBOW DASH: Louder!!
RAINBOW DASH: LOUDER!!!
FLUTTERSHY: [sharp inhale] Yaaay.
[RAINBOW DASH falls over in desperation]
FLUTTERSHY: Too loud?
It’s an awesome cheer, FLUTTERSHY, one that’s going to be heard round EQUESTRIA, the Crystal Empire and beyond!
Why?! Because Dark Hall Mansion,www.DarkHallMansion.com, is ecstatic to finally release our 2012 Christmas prints for Hasbro’s worldwide phenomenon, “MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC.”
On sale Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:30 AM PST pony magic will reach a new all time high when the six best pony friends, APPLEJACK, PINKIE PIE, FLUTTERSHY, RAINBOW DASH, RARITY and TWILIGHT SPARKLE, debut in two gorgeous new prints for your holiday pleasure.
Artist Steve Thomas, has crafted two beautiful pieces that capture not only the charm, beauty but the outright fun that is MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC…all done in an original and faithful manner that brings together 6 extraordinary ponies and one magical night, Christmas Eve.
Steve Thomas’ first print is a winter wonderland of our favorite MY LITTLE PONY characters, decked out for Christmas, and coming together to decorate one most inspired Christmas tree. We think you’ll agree that each pony brings that elusive ‘something’ to the print that makes each a genuine character and a sincere gift to us all. From APPLEJACK’s joyous smile and rustic barrel of ornaments to TWILIGHT SPARKLE ‘s magical placement of the Christmas star atop the tree, perhaps nowhere is the charm of this print better reflected than in PINKIE PIE’s sheer delight of the ponies and their hoofdiwork.
That brings us to “Warm Your Hooves,” Steve Thomas’ second piece that takes us inside and beautifully compliments that frosty night as all your favorite ponies snuggle up and wait for a certain jolly gentleman, one that a certain APPLEJACK seems to have already caught an early glimpse of. And while you’re at it, check out the little touches that elevate this piece to pure MY LITTLE PONY goodness: Cookies and milk anyone…look closely at Santa’s plate!
So make it a Most Merry Christmas this year and bring six Ponies and a whole lotta love and the magic of friendship home for the Holidays!
APPLEJACK: “What in tarnation?!? “Don’t you use your fancy mathematics to muddle the issue!
OK, APPLEJACK, we won’t, here you go on the print details:
All editions are 18″ x 24,” strictly limited and numbered, and all are printed via giclee on Moab Entrada Bright White 290gsm fine paper stock as the sheer number of colors, Steve’s artwork, and My Little Pony Friendship is Magic world-especially at Christmas!
Christmas Editions are as follows:
“MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: Our Pony Christmas Tree” (Standard Edition of 300)
“MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: Our Pony Christmas Tree” (Variant Edition 50)
“MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: Our Pony Christmas Tree” (Select Canvas Edition of 15)
And for our Christmas “Warm Your Hooves” Christmas Editions are as follows:
“MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: Warm Your Hooves” (Standard Edition of 300)
“MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: Warm Your Hooves” (Variant Edition 50)
“MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: Warm Your Hooves” (Select Canvas Edition of 15)
All Editions on sale Friday, December 7, 2012 at Dark Hall Mansion:
They’ll go on sale right on our dedicated Store page at precisely
9:30 AM PST here: http://www.darkhallmansionstore.com/
Thanks much, we’ll see everypony on Friday, December 7th!!
Merry Christmas everyone,
They’ll be there in plenty of time for Christmas and the Holidays!
Let’s see some PICs of them framed and on your walls!!
Thank you all again for such a massive response and turnout,
most, most grateful for your purchases, wonderful comments
and amazing support!!