Inside the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC, Part 4

October 14, 2019 at 11:00 am | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 6 Comments
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A tease of the new pieces that debuted at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Konami and Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC debuted several pieces of art not seen at the Los Angeles show. One of those pieces was Dan Mumford’s screen print Behold, The Legendary Gods. Now, in this final look at the exhibition, let’s take a gander at all of the other new art on display.

Front of Chris Beaumont's Battle Ox and Celtic Guardian sculptures at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Battle Ox by Chris Beaumont at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC
Battle Ox by Chris Beaumont
Wood and acrylic
26.5 x 33 x 20 inches
$2,000

Side view of Chris Beaumont's Battle Ox and Celtic Guardian sculptures at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Front of Celtic Guardian by Chris Beaumont at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC
Celtic Guardian by Chris Beaumont
Wood, acrylic, and fabric
24 x 25 x 15 inches
$2,000

Side view of Celtic Guardian by Chris Beaumont at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Backside view of Chris Beaumont's Battle Ox and Celtic Guardian sculptures at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Do these sculptures look familiar? That’s because they’re gigantic wood versions of Chris Beaumont’s Cubeecraft papercraft toys! Beaumont has been providing everyone with free paper-folding fun for over ten years.

Exodia by Beau Berkley at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC
Exodia by Beau Berkley
Marker and colored pencil
11 x 14 inches
$600

Close-up of Exodia by Beau Berkley at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Dimensions by Poppy Small at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC
Dimensions by Poppy Small
Digital print
12 x 16 inches
Limited edition of 1
$600

Neutralized by Mark Bell at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC
Neutralized by Mark Bell
Digital print on canvas
18 x 24 inches
Limited edition of 1
$600

Close-up of Revolver and Borreload Dragon in Neutralized by Mark Bell at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Close-up of Playmaker and Firewall Dragon in Neutralized by Mark Bell at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Jinzo by Cuyler Smith at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC
Jinzo by Cuyler Smith
Digital print
8 x 10 inches
Limited edition of 1
$600

Close-up of Jinzo by Cuyler Smith at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Kazuki Takahashi’s four special pieces of art made their East Coast debut at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC. The works were lovingly enshrined in their own room, a luxury made possible at this spacious New York gallery.

Room that held the works of Kazuki Takahashi at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Yugi and Black Luster Soldier at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Kaiba and Blue-Eyes White Dragon at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

All of Kazuki Takahashi's artwork on display at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Kazuki Takahashi's message and art display at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Side view of the room that held the works of Kazuki Takahashi at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

This little room looks like, and has the aura of, a sacred space, doesn’t it? It was a charming touch to an already outstanding show.

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There was much more art on display at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC. To see photos of all of the other pieces, including close-ups of Takahashi’s works, check out my four-part coverage of the Yu-Gi-Oh! art show when it was in Los Angeles.

For even more pictures, head over to Konami’s photo album on Facebook that it posted last Friday.

Did you visit the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC? What did you think of the exhibition? Would you like to see more events like this one in the future?

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Back to the beginning:
Inside the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC, Part 1

Previously:
Inside the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC, Part 3

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  1. The wood papercraft sculptures are super adorable! I love how Celtic Guardian has an actual cloth cape too.

    Also, I can’t believe the NY show had art from ARC-V and VRAINS!!! I’d really hoped the LA show would, but I’m glad one of the shows did at least. Makes me wonder why there were so many new additions to the NY show.

    I agree that having a small separate room for Takahashi’s works was a nice touch. The setup for the NY show is really quite stellar. Thanks for the coverage!

  2. 😲 There finally is a Museum where they accepted Yugioh as art. Awesome!

  3. @Jo I love that little cloth cape on Celtic Guardian too.

    About the new ARC-V and VRAINS art, a Konami rep told me that those were specially commissioned because Konami wanted all of the Yu-Gi-Oh! series to be represented. This differed from the Los Angeles show, where the artists could create whatever they wanted to create.

    There was one ARC-V piece at the Los Angeles show — Performapal Changeraffe, which the artist said she made because it’s her favorite card. But I’m guessing Konami also wanted another piece that showed something more iconic from that series.

  4. @Turkey Nitwit Yu-Gi-Oh! is art, and anyone out there that dare says otherwise is a heathen!

  5. Thank you for always doing amazing recaps of Yu-Gi-Oh! related events. I was very fortunate to have even attended the 2016 World Championships and met Dan and Eric there. Super nice people and found out later that Kazuki Takahashi was at the event over the weekend as well. Sadly though, every time a new Yu-Gi-Oh! related even gets annouced, it’s always bad timing. It’s never enough time for me to save money for transportation, hotels, etc. I do hope I get to go to another event someday.

    You’re very fortunate to go to most of the events. Hopefully, things will work out in my favor someday. Again, thank you for everything you’ve done for Yu-Gi-Oh! fans over the years. It’s very much appreciated.

  6. Thanks for reading! I’m happy to hear you’ve been able to meet Dan and Eric.

    It seems like more often that not, special events don’t get announced until really close to their date. By then, it’s already too late to start planning and saving money. My recommendation is to start saving early — dedicate a portion of your income specifically to special events, and keep saving year-round. Keep a budget for events in the same way you keep a budget for housing, food, utilities, etc. and resist the urge to spend that money on anything else. Then, when an event is announced that you really want to attend, it’ll all be worth it because you’ll be ready.


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