Absolut Art is thrilled to partner with New York movie house Metrograph on a series of limited-edition prints that bring together 10 of today’s most innovative artists with some of cinema’s greatest achievements. Selected by Absolut Art and Metrograph, the artists—Logan Criley, Othelo Gervacio, Jeanette Hayes, Gregor Hildebrandt, Item Idem, Midnight Marauder, Alicia Mersy, Akiko Stehrenberger, Peter Sutherland, and Eric Yahnker—have reimagined posters for classic films such as The Wizard of Oz, Breathless, Midnight Cowboy and Belle de Jour, in limited-edition prints.
Located on New York’s Lower East Side, where longstanding mom-and-pop shops stand alongside brand-new restaurants and art galleries, Metrograph prides itself on showing both classic movies (often in archive-quality 35mm) and new releases in state of the art digital video. It’s the ultimate place for movie enthusiasts.
In one poster, Logan Criley revisits the title of Belle de Jour, whose plot centers on bondage, spelled out with a lasso, in reference to director Luis Buñuel’s purported desire to make a Western. In Akiko Stehrenberger’s contribution, Jean Paul Belmondo’s character’s stylish, stolen car rides along the brim of his equally fashionable hat, giving fanciful form to the visual appeal of Jean-Luc Godard’s 1960 drama. Midnight Marauder’s poster for Midnight Cowboy hews even closer to the setting of the 1969 drama, simply offering an abandoned building on a rough-looking New York street, just the kind of backdrop Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight might have acted on.
Now is your chance to own one of these innovative works of art that reimagine a great pop-culture phenomenon. Act now before they’re sold out—because once they leave the theaters, you won’t be able to catch them on streaming!