Ruins of Gotham

Fringe Focus

Regular price $69.00

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When Gotham is ashes, you have my permission to die.

Rare: Only a few of these prints remain! They are Artist’s Proofs of mine and they have a very slight dent on the edge. This dent can easily be covered up / invisible when framed. The higher price is due to the rarity of prints I have available.

When Silver Screen Society approached me to create some work for their 'Alternate Endings' show, I knew it had to be Batman. 'Alternate Endings' is a collection of prints and posters depicting movie that have ended a bit… differently. Lost characters surviving, new plot twists added, heroes dying, that sort of thing.

(Spolier Alert!) As a huge Batman fan (and Christopher Nolan fan), I jumped on the idea and wanted to depict Gotham if Batman couldn’t save it. Depict Gotham as the nuclear wasteland that Bane and Talia had intended. You no longer have to 'Imagine the Fire'.

The (gigantic) map that I drew is based on the official maps that appeared in movie and the viral campaigns for The Dark Knight & The Dark Knight Rises. Though fictional, nearly every building and street location is 100% accurate. I froze stills of the movie, compared viral campaign maps to movie maps, and found key locations in the city. Gotham Rogues Stadium, Wayne Tower, Gotham Opera House, and tons of bridges are all destroyed but present in the illustration.

Screen printed by VGKids in Michigan, this limited edition print was originally available at Bottleneck Gallery’s ‘Alternate Endings’ show.Special thanks to Silver Screen Society and Bottleneck Gallery for the theme.

"Ruins of Gotham" is printed on beautiful Madero Beach Speckletone paper from the French Paper Company.

If you purchase a FRAME: You will get free shipping (in the US) and I will frame the art for you. No need for screwdrivers! (Canadian folks also get their art framed, but note 12×36 frame shipping is $40 for these large frames to Canada. 12×36 frame shipping is unavailable to other international countries, our apologies!

What is an ‘Artist’s Proof’? Artist’s Proofs are the exact same print as the Main Edition, printed on the same paper at the same time. But they are my personal collection of prints, and usually comprise just 5 to 20% of the total print run. The noticeable difference is a lower edition quantity and the marking ‘AP’ written next to the number. Both the Main Edition and the Artist’s Proof are signed by the artist.

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