Dark Side of the Illusion

60 x 80 cm
Next edition no. 1 out of 30

$ 295

  • Black 60×80 frame($ 424)
  • White 60×80 frame($ 424)
  • No frame($ 295)

$ 295

Frame: No frame
No frame ( $ 295)

About the artwork

Reinterpreting the poster for The Wizard of Oz was as challenging as it was rewarding: Its iconography is so vast and vivid, so I wanted to give its legacy a contemporary twist. The metaphor of the stage and the backdrop speaks about the man behind the curtain, and the notion that reality is never quite what it seems, which is a quintessentially Oz-ian theme. With my use of one of the most powerful and cryptic political images in recent history, I intended to render in an abstract manner the power of allegiances and global corruption.

Superb paper quality

Our paper comes from centuries-old maker Hahnemühle FineArt, whose products have been used by countless artists throughout history

Read More

Signed limited edition

These aren’t posters; they’re the same unique small-batch artworks that you’d find at a gallery

Read More

Our frames

We use aluminum frames crafted in Germany by our premium supplier Halbe Rahmen

Read More


Taking on a film whose cultural significance can’t be overstated

“My idea was to give the legacy a contemporary twist.”

Cyril Duval, aka Item Idem, is a French designer and artist who was one of the co-founders, with stylist Avena Gallagher and artist Babak Radboy, of the collaborative “meta-brand” Shanzhai Biennial, which grooved on the emergence of tentpole cultural events and...

More about ITEM IDEM

Complete your collection