HITCHCOCK BLONDES ART EXHIBIT AT CLASS & CO IN WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKYLN

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Celebrate Alfred Hitchcock‘s birthday week by joining me at Class & Co for a one-night only art show in Williamsburg on August 16! The Master of Suspense turns 120 just three days before the event and what better way to spend the evening than viewing paintings from my Hitchcock Blondes series with a glass of wine in hand. Prints will also be sold and films screened! 

You can find my entire Hitchcock Blondes series in my Etsy shop. Enjoy free shipping all month long.

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.”

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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 

Hitchcocktober Halloween Sale at My Etsy Shop

Happy Hitchcocktober! I’m having an ALL MONTH sale at my Etsy shop ➡️ www.etsy.com/shop/RuneWorksProductions. 15% off EVERY item (Hitchcock and non-Hitchcock) and a FREE Psycho tote bag if you spend over $85. My store now has 136 items. Let’s celebrate the master of suspense, his fair-haired leading ladies, and the month of horror culminating in Halloween! Prints, originals and magnets from my 13 Hitchcock Blondes series are on sale. Prints are available in FIVE different sizes. The best way to find out about new items is to follow my Etsy store!

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My series of 13 Hitchcock Blondes is now also sold in two different size sets. If you can’t decide, you can get all of the prints for a lower price than buying them all individually. For now, sets are sold in sizes 9×6″ and 6×4″. This purchase comes with a FREE Tippi Hedren Birds magnet.

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We all go a little mad sometimes… My very roomy Vera Miles: PSYCHO tote and Cesar Romero: JOKER tote is perfect for fitting Halloween candy, your laptop, groceries, books! I always carry a ton of things with me and this is just the right size for fitting everything. Plus, it’s got THREE side pockets! Every JOKER tote has lips hand-painted red by me for a personalized touch!

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Halloween, Horror, and Hitchcock Lovers. Shown here is my 14 in. x 11 in. print Janet Leigh: Psycho print, my Vera Miles: Psycho magnet Janet Leigh: Psycho magnet, Tippi Hedren: The Birds magnet, and Vera Miles: Psycho tote.

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Need a gift? For that vintage-loving classic film fan in your life? Your very own femme fatale? Or just yourself? I have something for you! Whether you love film noir, Hitchcock heroines, European cinema, or 1960s Batman, there are 136 choices in my shop to choose from.

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I ship internationally too! All limited edition prints are signed and numbered by me.

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CAT LOVERS: I have about half a dozen cat-related art in five sizes and two types of paper for every cat person out there!

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NY Comic Con 2018

Had a blast at New York Comic Con! It was our best year yet! We had more prints and more merchandise than ever such as new magnets like Psycho: Vera Miles and Psycho: Norman Bates and Marion Crane, Joker tote bag, and Psycho: Vera Miles tote bag. It was a whirlwind and in case you didn’t get to partake, we have all items available at our etsy store. At least a dozen new items being added to our Runeworks store every day this week!

Keep up to date with Fred Harper and R.J. Huneke‘s work. And look out for our comic book in the near future– written by RJ Huneke, illustrated by me! See you next year at booth no. 1061!

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We had an extremely successful, busy first day! We sold a ton and our booth was so crowded some people had to come back again later. Feeling so invigorated and grateful.

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Coloring in Cesar Romero’s lips on a tote bag featuring my Joker art. I will hand-paint the lips red and sign it for you!

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This lovely lady got my Tippi Hedren print. I told her she looks just like a Hitchcock blonde! My favorite look at NYCC

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If you miss the gang, you can still check up on our work at http://www.fharper.com, http://www.elizabethyoo.com, and http://www.runeworks.com

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Saturday. We killed it! No other booth at NYCC like ours!

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Hardest working booth!

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Already looking at next year’s NYCC

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

New Season, New Prints in My Etsy Store!

Happy Autumnal Equinox! New season = new prints. I have a bunch of limited edition archival prints in my Etsy store  in 3 sizes. If you’re a lover of Old Hollywood, foreign films, and Hitchcock, there is something for you! I have prints from my Hitchcock and Sirens of the Stage series, as well as Batman, the Joker, and many more. Warm up with coffee and art!

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Photo by Paul Reuter.

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The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin

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BOOK COVER FOR STEPHEN JARED’S THE CHAMELEON THIEF OF CAIRO

Available now! Stephen Jared‘s espionage thriller The Chameleon Thief of Cairo. I was lucky enough to be asked by Stephen to illustrate the cover, the third installment of his Jack Hunter series. Print and ebook versions are available on Amazon. Stephen is an actor and writer and is currently the associate producer of a forthcoming documentary on the legendary movie poster artist Richard Amsel.

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“It’s 1948. The war is over yet trust among nations is low. While Cairo is jittery with calls for revolution, American spies are murdered, and new eyes are needed on the ground.
Having earned recognition for heroics in China during the war, Jack Hunter is asked to assist in gathering information. He and his best friend travel to Egypt hoping to revisit the spirit of earlier adventures. Shortly upon arrival, however, what they find is not a lively escapade but a changed world, people torn apart by grievances, dark alliances to money and power, fundamentalism, and cynical, suspicious characters on all sides. The darkness of war seems to have settled into people’s bones. As a result, Jack’s latest tale is his most harrowing, and could even be his last.”

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Working on the book cover back in the fall of 2017

Reading Stephen Jared's THE CHAMELEON THIEF OF CAIRO at the Flamingo in Las Vegas

Reading Stephen Jared’s THE CHAMELEON THIEF OF CAIRO poolside at the Flamingo in Las Vegas in May

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.

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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Meeting Catherine Robbe-Grillet and My Intro to Anthology Published by New Urge Editions

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NEW URGE READER 2: EROTIC FICTION BY NEW WOMEN WRITERS

At the end of 2015, I was asked by Norman Conquest to write an introduction to an anthology of erotic fiction. The New Urge Reader 2: Erotic Fiction by New Women Writers is out now, published by New Urge, an imprint of Black Scat Books, known for publishing English translations of French surrealist and absurdist works, as well as new editions of classics such as Venus In Furs and Fanny Hill. I talk a bit about my debut art show in the intro, as well as my meetings with legendary writer of erotica, actress, dominatrix, and Alain Robbe-Grillet’s widow, Catherine Robbe-Grillet. A perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, you can buy it here.

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An illustration of mine (one of my favorites) will also accompany a story by Tosh Berman in the Black Scat Review, which will be released in the Spring.

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FIAF : FRENCH INSTITUTE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE

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Back in October of 2015, just a few days after my Alain Robbe-Grillet inspired art exhibit at Holyrad Studio, I sat front row at FIAF to hear Catherine Robbe-Grillet and her partner Beverly Charpentier speak, with Toni Bentley moderating. Catherine talked about the ceremonies she conducts at her 17th-century French chateau and her journey from being a submissive to becoming a dominant.

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When asked if she misses being submissive, her reply: “No. I am both dominant and submissive because I live as a submissive through Beverly.” She was witty and funny, and Beverly was competely charming. Catherine inspires me enormously (I mean, look at what she’s wielding!)– it was a truly moving experience. One of my favorite lines said by Beverly in the Vanity Fair article by Toni Bentley: “It is not about pain. It is about how to suffer beautifully, like Saint Sebastian.” If you’re curious about their relationship, I urge you to read that fascinating article.

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The book that Catherine signed for me at the FIAF event. “You absolutely must believe that Sisyphus is happy!” she writes in the book. Who can argue with that?!

I got to meet and talk to Catherine and Beverly afterwards. What a once in a lifetime opportunity. I told her I would give her any painting from my Alain Robbe-Grillet series that she wants. Anything for Catherine! On a sidenote, I saw one of my favorite directors in the book signing room– Radley Metzger. I didn’t recognize him until someone said his name as he was leaving. I would’ve loved to have spoken with him. Metzger directed the gorgeous 1974 masterpiece The Image, based on the classic erotic novel by Catherine. The book was banned and burned when it was released in 1956. Catherine was 25 when she published the book.

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ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES

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A few weeks later, I saw Beverly Charpentier, Catherine Robbe-Grillet, and Sylvère Lotringer speak after the screening of Lotringer’s never-before-seen film (even Catherine’s first viewing) Violent Femmes at Anthology Film Archives. The film is a conversation between Catherine and an American dominatrix, recorded in the early 80s and edited in 1998 (neither one understood what the other said due to their different languages).

It was quite surreal to hear my name in a conversation between Catherine and Beverly (in French) before the screening and have them come up to me. “We’ll speak after the film,” Beverly said after they greeted me. After the film and the audience talk ended, I waited for a long time as various admirers came up to them. Beverly mentioned how patient I am and then translated to Catherine everything I said to them about my recent Alain Robbe-Grillet inspired art exhibit in Brooklyn.

“You are converting people into Alain fans!” they exclaimed cheerfully.

They were also thrilled to hear how everyone who came to the reception during my exhibit loved the screening of Trans-Europ-Express.

The three of us then walked into the adjoining room where everyone had gathered and Beverly insisted I get myself a cup of wine before it was all gone (I listened, of course). They were extremely charming and funny as we talked about non-prurient topics (I didn’t feel the need to ask anything and the audience had done all that already during the talk after the screening).

As we said our goodbyes, Beverly asked, “Are you ever in France?” I said I’ve been there once and I always plan on going back. “We will keep in touch. Let me know if you’re in France and we will meet again.” A truly amazing night, one I will never forget…