Saturday, 20 February 2016

Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone

"Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone" by Gerhard
Standard Blue Edition $65; Variant Grey Edition $100
Blue Select Foil Edition $150; Grey Select Foil Edition $150
(from Gerhard's blog, 18 February 2016)
A long, long, long time ago, I was asked by Dark Hall Mansion to draw a limited edition poster of the first installment of the Harry Potter Series... It has been a "secret" project for quite a while, and I'm pleased to announce that it is now print ready and available for purchase.

Dark Hall Mansion is thrilled to finally reveal yet another project long in development, contemporary artist Gerhard's stunning entry for DHM's ongoing limited edition Seminal Film Series fine art print releases, "Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone", and available Thursday, February 18th to Sunday, February 28th - ONLY!!

Dark Hall Mansion, under license from Warner Bros Entertainment, will release Gerhard's evocative and lovely take for the first film in J. K. Rowling's singularly magical series, "Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone." As always, the essence of DHM's Seminal Film Series print releases is to showcase a key artist's personal contribution's to a notable film, and the pairing of the first film that cinematically introduced us all to Harry, Ron, Hermione and the extraordinary world of Hogwarts finds a most gifted collaborator indeed via Gerhard's gift for rendering highly intricate and detailed tableau via the handcrafted and labor intensive care of his arrestingly meticulous crosshatching technique. Gerhard's prints beautifully illustrate the singular moment when first year students initially approach Hogwarts, all mood and tone his print's exquisite detailing is nothing short of beautiful, particularly when the sheer mastery of his cross hatching elegance is viewed up close. Gerhard also knew capturing the tale itself was paramount to us within this print, and we simply loved the moonlit, pensive, and meditative nature of Harry and Hedwig quietly reflecting on the life that was and the world that was just now beginning to open before them. Gerhard's gorgeous blue Standard limited edition print is pure emotional resonance, while his Variant limited edition print underscores and showcases Gerhard's extraordinary skills with light, shadow, and the finessed beauty of just what cross hatching can yield, truly Gerhard's skills stagger the eye with the sheer minutiae he deploys in creating his worlds.  

All Dark Hall Mansion "Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone" fine art limited edition prints by artist Gerhard are strictly limited, hand numbered, and screen printed. These are neither posters nor lithos, but fine art limited editions that are skillfully screen printed one individual color at a time.

Gerhard's 2016 Convention Itinerary:
March 18-20: Comicon Toronto, ON
April 8-10: Wizard World Madison, WI
June 17-19: Wizard World Sacramento, CA
July-August: Gone Sailing Georgian Bay, ON
September 8-10: Wizard World Nashville, TN
November 4-6: Wizard World Pittsburgh, PA

1 comment:

CerebusTV said...

Thanks for posting this! First, Dave Sim did Doctor Who and now Gerhard does Harry Potter...