Exclusive: Jason Edmiston’s Face-Melting ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Paintings for Crazy 4 Cult New York
Posted on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 by Germain Lussier
Next week, New York gets a taste of Los Angeles as Gallery 1988 brings their signature event, Crazy 4 Cult, back to the Big Apple. The show opens December 13 and while we’ll have much more on the event in the upcoming days, two pieces in particular deserve to be called out.
They’re paintings by Jason Edmiston, who recently had a solo gallery show at Mondo in Austin, TX. Edmiston captured the climax of Steven Spielberg‘s Raiders of the Lost Ark with two paintings showing Colonel Dietrich and Major Arnold Toht in the horrific final moments. These works aren’t for the faint of heart, but they will find a place in the heart of any Indiana Jones fan. Check them out below.
First up is Colonel Dietrich. The piece is called “What A World!” and is a 12 x 16 inch acrylic painting on wood. Framed, it costs $2,500 but there’s also a signed and numbered, 12 x 16 inch giclee in an edition of 50. It’ll cost $50.
Next is Major Toht. This work is called “I’m Melting…MELTING” and is also 12 x 16 inch acrylic painting on wood. Like the other, the original is $2,500 but there’s also a signed and numbered, 12 x 16 inch giclee in an edition of 50 that’ll cost $50.