Tuesday, May 5, 2015

American Psycho Screen Print by Timothy Pittides

American Psycho Screen Print by Timothy Pittides

Grey Matter Art is set to release its newest screen print, and first ever poster based on a novel! Check out the fantastic American Psycho by artist Timothy Pittides, which was authorized by the book’s author, Bret Easton Ellis. “American Psycho” by Timothy Pittides is an 18”x24” 4 color signed and numbered screen print on 100lb French Speckle-tone Kraft. Limited to just 60 pieces, this book poster will go on sale at 1pm EDT on Thursday, May 7th, at the Grey Matter Art online store for $35.

Pittides gave a really interesting backstory to this amazing print: “After my first initial reading, I couldn’t shake the feeling of uneasiness. I felt dirty, and I LOVED IT. Bret Easton Ellis weaved a story so shocking and so important it could not be ignored. I have read this great book so many times, I felt a part of the narrative. When the time came where I felt I could do some justice to it, I had to strike and reach out to Mr. Ellis and see if I was worthy enough to create a visual for his book. When I received the go ahead, I was not ready for where this would take me. Numerous concepts, 60 hours of work completed on one concept, only to stare at it in its final inked form, and HATE it. It was good, but not good enough, it didn't convey what I wanted. I placed it aside, taking some concepts from it and finally creating these piece which I feel conveys the tone and attitude of the words Mr. Ellis so viciously typed. Patrick Bateman's descent into insanity and depravity is only made worse by the materialistic world in which he is so desperately trying to be a part of. That hate and venom is represented here in his business suit, his status symbol, slowly turning him into a wild animal. I am so pleased Grey Matter Art is willing to release this authorized print for me and I cannot thank them enough. But the true thanks goes to Emory Johnson at Random House, Amanda Urban at ICM partners and of course Bret Easton Ellis himself.
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