Dark Side of the Illusion

23.6" x 31.5"
Signed and numbered edition, e.g:
Edition of 30

$ 295

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

$ 295

  • Price with black frame: $ 424
  • Price with white frame: $ 424
  • Price with no frame: $ 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.

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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...

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