Oscar winning DRIVE MY CAR director Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s film WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY now on digital/VOD/blu-ray/DVD featuring my art

Congratulations to Ryūsuke Hamaguchi on winning his first Oscar for Best International Feature Film! If you watched DRIVE MY CAR, you must check out his other 2021 film WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY, which will start streaming on the Criterion Channel in April. Manohla Dargis wrote in the The New York Times that WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY deserved 5 Oscar nominations.

When both films premiered at the New York Film Festival in October, I had a chance encounter with him after the WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY screening. Grateful that I was able to tell him what an honor it was to illustrate the official poster for his film!
Hamaguchi’s other masterpiece is now available on digital/VOD/blu-ray/DVD courtesy of Film Movement. One of the best 2021 films according to The New York Times, IndieWire, Slant, The Ringer, Reverse Shot, Film Comment, Letterboxd, The Film Stage, and many more.
You can now purchase it via Film Forum too!

Hamaguchi sits in front of my art during an interview for Film Movement’s WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY blu-ray/DVD.

DRIVE MY CAR made history by being the first Japanese film nominated for Best Picture by The Academy. It had four nominations total (Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best International Feature Film, Best Picture), tying Akira Kurosawa’s RAN as the most-nominated film ever from Japan. The film, based on a short story by Haruki Murakami, also won the Best Screenplay prize at the Festival de Cannes in 2021 and the Golden Globe for Best Non-English Language Film in 2022.
Simu Liu and Tiffany Haddish presented the award to Hamaguchi. It’s very apt that the actor who plays Shang-Chi, the first Asian superhero to lead a Marvel film, gave the award to Hamaguchi, whose film is only the second Japanese film to win Best International Feature Film.

Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY named one of the best movie posters of 2021

I am so honored that the poster I illustrated for Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY has been named one of the best movie posters of 2021 by Posteritati, one of the 20 best film posters of 2021 by Little White Lies, and one of the best movie posters of 2021 by Letterboxd! The Blu-ray will be released on January 11, 2022 by Film Movement and can be ordered here.

The film premiered in North American theaters on Oct. 15 at Film Forum.
It’s an amazing feeling to see my art plastered all over my favorite movie theater in New York!

My art in good company next to Todd Haynes’ The Velvet Underground posters in the Fellini Coffee Bar

My poster in the hallowed halls of Film Forum
The New York Times’ Critic’s Pick, winner of the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival’s Silver Bear Jury Prize, winner of Chicago International Film Festival’s Silver Q-Hugo, a Main Slate selection at the 59th New York Film Festival, an official selection for Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, Moscow Film Festival, Hong Kong Film Festival, a Gala Presentation selection at the 26th Busan International Film Festival, and Certified 98% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
On my way to lunch after watching Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 2, I had a chance encounter with the director himself! I felt like I had just entered his film (the Japanese title, 偶然と想像, is COINCIDENCE AND IMAGINATION.) He told me how much he loved the poster I illustrated for his film and I congratulated him on his two film premieres – WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY and DRIVE MY CAR. What a serendipitous meeting with the master!
Film Movement’s December DVD-of-the-Month. With a Film Club subscription, the recipient will receive a feature film each month on DVD before it’s available to the public, a Director’s Statement, and members-only discounts on all Film Movement Blu-ray and DVD titles!
Instagram photo by taniwaki.kenichi, taken at Bunkamura Le Cinema in Tokyo, Japan. If you see the poster I illustrated anywhere – in print, at a movie theater, etc. – please tag me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or feel free to send pictures. I’d love to see! 🍿

Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY [Film Movement] Poster debuting at New York Film Festival

Poster I illustrated for Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY, a triptych of Tokyo tales connected by the themes of fate, memory, and coincidence. It premieres in the U.S. at the New York Film Festival. The film won the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival’s Silver Bear jury prize and debuts in North American theaters on Oct. 15 at Film Forum courtesy of Film Movement.

Hamaguchi also co-wrote Kiyoshi Kurasawa’s period thriller Wife of a Spy, which won the best director award at the 2020 Venice Film Festival and his latest feature Drive My Car (also premiering in the U.S. at the NYFF) won the best screenplay prize at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Very excited about the next few weeks! Watch the U.S. trailer here.

HITCHCOCK BLONDES ART EXHIBIT at Book Revue in Huntington, New York

I am the featured Artist of the Month at Book Revue, located in the village of Huntington, New York, one of the largest independent bookstores in the country and my favorite on Long Island. My Hitchcock Blondes exhibit is up until the end of January!

All paintings exhibited are for sale (as well as limited edition art prints in several sizes), which make great holiday gifts. If you happen to stop by, I encourage you to browse Book Revue’s two floors of books. You would be supporting a great local business. It has an incredible selection of new books and used books of every genre, as well as a cozy café.

NOIRVEMBER SALE at my Etsy Shop

Announcing my biggest sale of the year: 20% off of every item in my Etsy shop all month! Get a head start on holiday shopping before Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Happy holidays! And I hope everybody has been participating in Noirvember!

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Available in two sizes, 9×6″ and 14×11″.

To celebrate, I highly recommend visiting Film Forum in NYC, which is celebrating Ida Lupino’s centenary with a festival devoted to her films. It ends November 22. Ida was the first woman to direct a film noir, THE HITCH-HIKER. Known for her “tough roles at Warner Bros.,” she “then reinvented herself as a pioneer indie director, writer and producer, the first woman of the sound era to do so and the only woman director in Hollywood for decades, tackling once-taboo subject matter, under her company banner The Filmmakers.”

We ship everywhere.

Grace Kelly in REAR WINDOW, part of my 13 Hitchcock Blondes series

No Etsy in your country? Send me a message on Twitter, Instagram, or email! I’ve had many international customers contact me because of this. I don’t want you to miss my biggest sale of the year!

New Sections, New Prints: I finally organized my shop and grouped everything in categories such as Noir prints, Actresses: Old Hollywood prints, Cinema Cat Ladies prints, Hitchcock blondes prints, and many more! Also see my previous post on other goodies in my shop.

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Cosmo longing for Julie Newmar… or the kitty. Found in the Cinema Cat Ladies prints section

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Cosmo doing his civic duty. He voted! Showing off his sticker on my Vera Miles Psycho tote.

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My favorite cat couple, rescues Khaleesi and Cosmo, snuggling next to my Cléo From 5 To 7 print 

NY Comic Con Appearance: Oct 4-7, 2018

12 days away! My favorite time of year is back– New York Comic Con starts in less than two weeks! I will be back at the Runeworks booth #1061 with writer RJ Huneke and artist Fred Harper. I’ll be signing prints from my Hitchcock series and other art (all with a special Comic Con discount), and there will be new merchandise such as tote bags and shirts. You can see a preview of some of the prints on Etsy. We have a few surprises in store so please stop by and say hi! Also check out RJ Huneke’s site POW KA-BAM! COMICS for reviews, interviews and all things comic book related. See you soon! You can follow my Instagram and Twitter for more updates.

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Vera Miles in Psycho

NY Comic Con 2017

It’s been a while since I updated but here are pictures from all four days at New York Comic Con back in October. We sold many of my prints, the book Cyberwar by R.J. Huneke, and prints by artist Fred Harper! Check us out at Rune Works Productions booth #1061 next year…

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Group shot with artist Fred Harper and writer R.J. Huneke at our booth before NYCC closed. Thank you for an awesome experience. Til next time… we will be back next year!

 

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Fred Harper’s prints and originals.

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Damian helping me out at the booth.

Signed Prints & Originals at Red Shirt Comics in Port Jefferson, NY

My local comic book store Red Shirt Comics is selling my Tippi Hedren limited edition prints in two colors, Kim NovakBatman and Joker prints, all in various sizes. Tippi and Batman magnets are also being sold there. Please do check the store out– awesome comics, paraphernalia and books! It’ll be your new favorite place!

Reverie: an Exhibit by Elizabeth Yoo / Interview with The Visual Female / Pictures From My 2nd Exhibit

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Join me on Saturday, April 9, for my next solo exhibit at Harmony Vineyards & Gallery! Located on Stony Brook Harbor, the beautiful waterfront building the gallery and tasting room is located in was built in 1690 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There will be a jazz concert after the reception for those who want to stick around.

Paintings inspired by the films of Alain Robbe-Grillet (select paintings from my series), abstract pieces, and artwork inspired by Old Hollywood will be on display. Everything is available for purchase. They will be exhibited for an entire month. See you there!

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INTERVIEW

The wonderful Anna McKay of The Visual Female interviewed me just before the new year. I had a lot of fun answering her questions and was honored to be chosen as Visual Female of the Month! I talk about my second exhibit, a few of my favorite artists, give some movie recommendations, and more. Click the preview if you’re interested!

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MY SECOND EXHIBIT

Here are some photos from my winter exhibit at Home Art Gallery in Port Jefferson.

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