Archive for July, 2009

No Rest for the Wild

Posted in Uncategorized on 19 July, 2009 by j.a.

We’ll sleep when we’re dead, and even that will be an event in and of itself; a fine art funeral/fire sale the likes of which the world has yet to see.

A more comprehensive retrospective of the past “Nitrate and Kinogeists” weekend is sure to be in order soon. Thanks to everyone who came out to show your support. We trust you loved Dave McKean’s latest works as much as we all do.

1 down, 2 to go. San Diego here we come.

–j

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The Last Dave McKean post, ever. (DAVE’S CHICAGO APPEARANCE SCHEDULE)

Posted in Century Guild Contemporary, Century Guild Events, Comic Conventions, Dave McKean, Olympian Publishing, Silent Cinema on 1 July, 2009 by Thomas Negovan

Well, not really, but it’s an attention getter.  A more appropriate title would be “The last Dave McKean post that you’ll need to read before the Nitrate and Kinogeists weekend in Chicago”

Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (Wiene, 1920) by Dave McKean (44 x 44 inches, mixed media)

Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (Wiene, 1920) by Dave McKean (44 x 44 inches, mixed media)

SCHEDULE AS FOLLOWS:

THURSDAY, JULY 16

Kick-off party begins at Challengers Comics, Dave McKean present and signing from 6-8 pm.

At the Challengers signing Thursday July 16th, pre-paid attendees to the Portage Theater exhibition may have FIVE outside items signed, as well as an unlimited number of purchased products.  (This means that if you’re enough of a Dave McKean fan to come and see his paintings, you can get five things signed!)

Tickets available at Challengers as well as online here (IndieTickets.com).

LOTS of Sandman materials will be available, as well as Dave’s art books, and graphic novels like Violent Cases and Dal Challenger’s favorite, Signal to Noise.

Challengers Comics

1845 N. Western
Chicago, IL 60647
1/2 block South of Western & Milwaukee.

Across the street (south) from the Western Blue Line Station.

visit www.challengerscomics.com for details and directions.

FRIDAY, JULY 17

La Roue (Gance, 1922) by Dave McKean (44" x 44", mixed media behind tinted glass)

La Roue (Gance, 1922) by Dave McKean (44" x 44", mixed media)

Nitrate and Kinogeists: Exhibition of Rare European Silent Film posters plus new artworks by Dave McKean. (day 1 of 2)

Portage Theater
4050 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60641

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON PARKING AND DIRECTIONS.

6-7pm:  CBLDF charity event.  “Dave McKean kicks off his Chicago exhibition weekend with a CBLDF benefit!  A Salute to International Multi-Media Visionary and Graphic Novel Innovator Dave McKean- hosted by Century Guild.  July 19th, 6-7 pm.”  Visit cbldf.org for details and ticket information.

7-9pm:  Artist’s Reception.  Six of Dave McKean’s massive Nitrate paintings will be on display, cash bar, the artist will be present.

Please note that Dave will only be signing books bought at the event during this time.  A number of his hard-to-find art books (prices start at $15) including out of print material will be available, as well as Nitrate and Kinogeists program and event posters.

9pm: Faust. F. W. Murnau’s silent masterpiece, from an original 35mm print.  Featuring Jay Warren on the theater pipe organ.

Join us as we watch Dave’s favorite film and inspiration for the Nitrate series, on the big screen with live musical accompaniment.

Live entertainment and surprises throughout the evening.

SATURDAY, JULY 18 (afternoon)

In the afternoon, a book signing at Chicago Comics from 2-4 pm!

At the Chicago Comics signing, attendees can have up to five outside items signed, as well as all products purchased at the store.

Chicago Comics
3244 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657
just north of Belmont,
a brief walk from the red and brown line “L” stop.
visit www.chicagocomics.com for details and directions.

SATURDAY, JULY 18 (evening)

Der Strasse (Grune, 1923) by Dave McKean (44" x 44", mixed media)

Die Strasse (Grune, 1923) by Dave McKean (44" x 44", mixed media)

Nitrate and Kinogeists: Exhibition of Rare European Silent Film posters plus new artworks by Dave McKean. (day 2 of 2)

Portage Theater
4050 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60641

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON PARKING AND DIRECTIONS.

6-7pm: Dave McKean book signing.  Please limit to five outside items per person, and there is no signing limit on additional items bought at theater.  A number of his hard-to-find art books (prices start at $15) including out of print material will be available, as well as Nitrate and Kinogeists program and event posters.  Everyone in line by 6pm will be accommodated.

7-9pm: Dave McKean’s short films screened in theater.  A rare opportunity to see Dave’s short films, plus special surprises- including something for fans of The Batman…

9pm: MirrorMask.  On the big screen.  Enough said.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS TO THE NITRATE AND KINOGEISTS WEEKEND!

DAVE McKEAN NITRATE PRINTS NOW AVAILABLE!

Posted in Dave McKean on 1 July, 2009 by Thomas Negovan

Hi, friends-

Lots of requests on the Nitrate prints, so I’ll post the details here:

1. DESTINY (Der müde Tod)
2. MÉLIÈS
3. FAUST

We are printing each image in two sizes:

22 x 22 inches,
and 36 x 36 inches (these are very large and close to 100% scale).

The edition sizes are as follows:

22 x 22 inches
edition of 90

#1-10, signed and numbered on a very special heavy, non-reflective paper, $850
#11-90, signed and numbered on fine art paper, $350

36 x 36 inches
edition of 5

#1-5, signed and numbered on very special heavy, non-reflective paper, $2150

Please contact me at the gallery, address thomas/at/centuryguild/dot/NET to make purchases.  Please note that numbers are issued in order and not at time of commitment, but payment.  (All forms of payment are accepted, but pelts and rubles are frowned upon.)

These are very small editions that will sell out quickly, we would advise you to not delay with your choices.  Prints can be picked up at the Chicago exhibition, or will be shipped end of July.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Tom

Der mude Tod (Fritz Lang, 1921) by Dave McKean, 2008

Der müde Tod (Fritz Lang, 1921) by Dave McKean, 2008

Untitled (Melies) by Dave McKean, 2008

Untitled (Méliès) by Dave McKean, 2008

Faust (F. W. Murnau, 1926)

Faust (F. W. Murnau, 1926)