Inside the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC, Part 1

October 4, 2019 at 9:00 am | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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A Yu-Gi-Oh! duel taking place near Michael Vincent Bramley's Forbidden piece at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC
It’s always time to duel, even inside an art gallery. But especially inside a Yu-Gi-Oh! art gallery.

Konami and Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC opened yesterday evening. The exhibition contains over 60 pieces of art inspired by Kazuki Takahashi’s creation and includes six never-before-seen works. All Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series are represented.

Yu-Gi-Oh! fans who have already visited the Los Angeles exhibition in person or seen its works online will still have a great time in New York City. That’s because in addition to the new works, this show also offers variations of some of the pieces originally shown in Los Angeles, like Michael Vincent Bramley’s Forbidden. While the New York show still displays Bramley’s original digital print, it also showcases the work as a film print in a lightbox.

Michael Vincent Bramley's Forbidden film print in lightbox at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Here, Exodia’s ghoulish grin is blown up to 40 by 30 inches and shining brightly, terrifying passersby.

Another variation is Haste’s Yugi Muto. Although the original painted wall mural in Los Angeles is lost, the work lives on in New York as a video installation thanks to the efforts of Ryan Kelly. Yugi Muto is now a dynamic, ever-changing piece, slowing morphing with the aid of numerous video filters and effects.

Haste's Yugi Muto going through many transformations in Ryan Kelly's video installation at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Yu-Gi-Oh! fans can also take home Haste’s Yugi Muto preserved as a 7-by-8 inch digital print. It is one of seven new limited edition prints available in New York.

Limited Edition prints for sale at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Seven? That’s right. In addition to the six previously announced prints, this show surprised visitors by also selling Pharaoh Atem by Steve Mardo, an 11-by-14 digital print. Only 20 are available, with each print costing $35.

Fans can also purchase the four remaining limited edition screen prints from the Los Angeles show, as well as that show’s two open edition variant screen prints. Quantities of these prints are extremely limited.

Other items for sale at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Brand-new at this show are two enamel pins based on Tom Whalen’s King of Games: Yugi and the Millennium Puzzle. Each pin is $12.

Close-up of the Millennium Puzzle and Yugi pins based on Tom Whalen's King of Games

For fans of It’s time to duel. by Dan Mumford, this show is offering a copy of that piece as a 20-by-15 inch poster for an affordable $20.

A T-shirt inspired by Anthony Petrie’s Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon is available for purchase here for $25.

Anthony Petrie's Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon T-shirt on display at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

A 20-by-15 inch poster of Petrie’s work is available for $20 at Konami’s booth (#1321) at New York Comic Con as well.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC continues today, October 4, at 555 West 25th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenue. The show will run through October 6. The show’s hours are:

  • Today, October 4, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Don’t forget about the upcoming autograph sessions! Dan Mumford and Anthony Petrie will be signing tonight, while four Yu-Gi-Oh! voice actors will be signing on Saturday afternoon.

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Inside the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC, Part 2


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  1. Me and my friends went sat for autographing by Dan Green, Darren Dunstan (Pegasus), etc, at 2pm and even arrived a bit in advance , but ended up stuck on line for 2 HOURS, WORSE when we finally got to the entrance (which wasnt even that long compared to most con lines) they turned us away… we completely wasted our time for nothing, we missed out and canceled plans just waiting to get in. And to compensate for our lost time the employee informing us only gave us flyers while saying, hmm maybe I should of had these pre-signed… another friend that did manage to get in earlier mentioned how there was a line even inside and Dan Green was having lengthy conversations with every individual fan, hence the lack of speedy signings, I had a ton of stuff signed earlier at Comic Con/Animefest which took no time. And I was not the only one deeply upset about this, everyone else remained on line protesting for these unprofessional procedures. Honestly it really ruined the mood for me and my friends for our trip to the city, we had to go way off course just to go to the location and was over 30mins away to our next, missed out on an mtg set release + draft, and couldnt go to the Nintendo store \

  2. Sorry to hear you had such a bad time. The truth about hunting for autographs is that demand will always exceed supply. Many people even arrived when the gallery opened at 11 a.m. Nevertheless, this doesn’t excuse the bad behavior from fans and the need for better organization. I know that saying this won’t make up for your disappointment, but the good news is that all of those voice actors do attend major Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments and anime cons, so there will be more opportunities in the future for you to meet them. Make sure you and your friends request them as guests at your favorite anime cons. Events do want to invite guests that attendees want to see, so it’s really important that you voice your opinion. If enough people speak up, they may very well be invited in the future.

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