Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show Sale: 30% Off Everything

November 29, 2019 at 9:00 am | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Banner ad for Gallery1988's 2019 holiday sale

Today, Gallery1988 kicked off its annual holiday sale, with everything in its gallery now 30 percent off. That includes the limited and open edition screen prints and poster print replicas from its Yu-Gi-Oh! art shows. You can pick up Dan Mumford’s Behold, The Legendary Gods. screen print for $42, Tom Whalen’s King of Games screen print for $35, Haste’s Yugi Muto giclee print for $14, and more during this sale.

Enter the code “WINTER” when checking out to get the 30 percent discount. This sale ends on December 31, 2019.

As a reminder, almost all of the 60+ original works displayed at the Yu-Gi-Oh! art shows — even those that aren’t listed on Gallery1988’s website — are available for purchase. Check out my multipart coverage of the Los Angeles and New York shows to see all of the pieces, and if you like any of them, please email Gallery1988 directly to inquire about purchasing.

Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon T-shirt from Atsuko

Anime lifestyle apparel brand Atsuko is also offering a week-long sale on all of its goods, with its Yu-Gi-Oh! collection scoring a 30 percent discount. The popular T-shirt featuring Anthony Petrie’s Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon artwork is on sale now for $19.60.

Happy Belated Thanksgiving and Happy Black Friday! Shop safely out there!

(News from @Galleries1988, shopatsuko)

Animated Version of Haste’s Yugi Muto from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

November 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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One of the many transformations in the Yugi Muto video installation from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Yugi Muto was originally a painted wall mural at Konami and Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! art show in Los Angeles earlier this year. Even though the 12-foot-tall creation by graffiti artist Haste is no more, the design was revived as a video installation by Ryan Kelly for the show in New York last month.

Yesterday, Konami uploaded the complete animated version of Yugi Muto to share with the world. Now accompanied by some soothing music, the video shows Haste’s creation unhurriedly transforming and warping with the use of numerous digital effects over the course of 14 minutes. Check it out!

I knew the animation was long, but I had no idea it was that long. I’m embarrassed to say that when I first saw the video installation in New York, I thought it was a just a static image of Haste’s original art because I happened to look at it when it was in its unaltered state. I sure felt silly after being told that it changes ever so slowly. Well of course it does!

A 7-by-8-inch giclee print reproduction of the original Yugi Muto is still available for sale from Gallery1988 for $20.

Celebrate 100 Million Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Downloads with Seto Kaiba

October 25, 2019 at 8:00 am | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Seto Kaiba sleeves and game mat by Kazuki Takahashi in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

Congratulations to Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, which duelists worldwide have downloaded a whopping 100 million times! To celebrate this momentous milestone — and Seto Kaiba’s birthday today — the game is offering a wealth of cool giveaways with its 100 Million Downloads Appreciation Campaign.

Fire up the game today to receive a playmat and sleeves featuring new artwork of Seto Kaiba drawn by Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi (pictured above), a prismatic alternate art Blue-Eyes White Dragon card, one UR Dream Ticket, and more.

Check out a video announcement of the campaign featuring Kenjiro Tsuda, the Japanese voice of Kaiba.

The same illustration of Kaiba also appears on the cover of the December 2019 issue of V Jump magazine, on sale now on newsstands in Japan. As always, V Jump is offering downloads of the cover illustration as a desktop calendar and cell phone wallpaper.

(News from @YuGiOh_DL_INFO)

Win a Trip to Japan from Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

October 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm | Posted in Konami, Other Stuff, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Win a Trip to Japan sweepstakes ad image featuring Kaiba and Mokuba

To celebrate the addition of The Dark Side of Dimensions to Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, Konami wants to send one lucky duelist to Japan in an awesome sweepstakes. The winner and a guest will receive round-trip airfare to Tokyo and a four-night stay at a hotel in the city. To enter, simply submit your email address and a screenshot of your favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links card.

This sweepstakes is open to all residents of the 50 United States and Washington, D.C., who are the age of majority. The winner must have a passport valid through 2021, and the trip must take place sometime in 2020. Check the official rules in the above link for more details. This sweepstakes ends on October 30.

(News from Konami mobile, shared by Yu-Gi-Oh! Fan Page)

Gallery1988.com Adds Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC Prints for Sale

October 21, 2019 at 9:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Yugi Muto print on display at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Several prints, posters, and original pieces from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC are now available for purchase online. Check out the Yu-Gi-Oh! collection on Gallery1988’s website, updated today to include the seven limited edition works that were on sale at the New York show, along with other pieces from the Los Angeles show.

While supplies last, everyone can pick up limited edition prints of Haste’s Yugi Muto (pictured above) for $20, Dan Mumford’s Behold The Legendary Gods. for $60, Michael Vincent Bramley’s Forbidden for $35, and more.

The framed original or first printing of most of the works are also available. Definitely take a look at Bennett Slater’s Two Little Blue Little Eyes, available for $2,000, and Daria Theodora’s Osiris the Sky Dragon, available for $1,000. The limited edition screen print versions of these two pieces sold out at the New York show, so the originals are all that are left.

Budget-conscious Yu-Gi-Oh! fans can buy poster print replicas of two popular pieces from the Los Angeles show — Anthony Petrie’s Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon and Dan Mumford’s It’s time to duel. — for $20 each.

For more information about the order fulfillment and shipping process, take a look at Gallery1988’s FAQs.

Update (October 22): All of the original pieces displayed at the New York show are still available for purchase, even if they aren’t currently listed on the website. A post today on the official Yu-Gi-Oh! Fan Page on Facebook instructs interested buyers to inquire by emailing Gallery1988 at:

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You can see photos of all of the works in my multipart coverage of the Los Angeles and New York shows.

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

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

October 10, 2019 at 9:00 pm | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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Entrance to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC was held in Manhattan’s Chelsea art district, home to over 200 galleries. Because of its prominent location, the exhibition attracted not only Yu-Gi-Oh! fans but also art enthusiasts who knew nothing about the franchise.

All signs point to Yu-Gi-Oh! — or at least the spray-painted signs did. On the streets surrounding the gallery and leading from New York Comic Con at the Javits Center, wayfarers could find advertisements for the art show on the pavements.

Two different spray-painted sign advertising the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC on the pavement

The gallery, with its brightly lit white walls and polished dark oak floors, offered an air of elegance and sophistication to the exhibition, a feeling that one might not normally associate with Yu-Gi-Oh!.

With over 60 works on display, the show had something for everyone to enjoy.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC logo on the wall inside the gallery

Duel Time by Pretty in Plastic at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Duel Time sculpture and a group of duelists in the background at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Visitors looking at art and walking around the gallery at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

More visitors checking out the gallery at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Yu-Gi-Oh! Nesting Dolls and other works at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Visitors looking at art around the display cases at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Obliterate and Ruby on display at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Cathy Catherine and Friends, Pharaoh Atem, and Yami Yugi on display at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Fluffal Mouse and other works in the background at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Visitors around Scary Yugi and other works at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

At the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC, fans and art connoisseurs with deep pockets could purchase any of the original pieces on display. (Well, almost any — not Kazuki Takahashi’s works.)

By the end of the first day, two pieces had already been sold. Can you guess what those first two pieces were?

Maybe one of the three-dimensional creations?

Like Duel Time, the plastic resin and wood sculpture made by Pretty in Plastic that greets all gallery visitors. (Price: $18,000.)

Close-up of the Duel Time sculpture at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Or Brad Albright’s wood and giclee print sculpture Millennium Puzzle, shown below right. (Price: $600.) This would look right at home in a game shop or any gaming-themed room.

Performapal Changeraffe and Millennium Puzzle on display at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Or Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon, a customized 8-inch Kidrobot Munny figure by Jared Flores. (Price: $1,000.)

Close-up of Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon figure on display at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

All of these three-dimensional works would be awesome to own.

But maybe the buyers preferred a two-dimensional piece.

How about an artsy take on an iconic character and monster, like Mark Borgion’s giclee print Summon the Sky Dragon? (Price: $600.)

Summon the Sky Dragon on display at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Or this large-scale canvas print of Chet Phillip’s Spellcaster? (No price given.) Brand new for this NYC show, it’s bigger than the screen printed version, and classier too, if you ask me.

Spellcaster large-scale canvas print on display at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

I bet contemporary art connoisseurs who frequent the Chelsea gallery district would be thrilled to own I’m In Love… With Dueling! by Dan Litzinger, pictured below center. (Price: $1,200.) This 36-by-48 inch acrylic-on-aluminum work takes its cues from Roy Lichtenstein and his famous Drowning Girl.

I'm In Love... With Dueling! and other works on display at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

But no, none of these were among the first two pieces to sell. That honor goes to Tiki of Greed and Hitotsu-Me Giant.

Tiki of Greed, pictured below center, comes from Carrie Ann Hudson, an illustrator and painter from San Diego, California. It is a work of ink and felt tip on paper and was priced at $600.

ABAKI, Tiki of Greed, and Hummingbird on display at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Tiki of Greed on display at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Hitotsu-Me Giant, pictured below right, originated from the mind of Steve Dressler, a native New Yorker and a graduate of Parsons School of Design in Manhattan. It was first offered as a limited edition screen print at the Los Angeles art show.

King of Games, The Millennium Puzzle, and Hitotsu-Me Giant on display at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

The story behind the sale of Hitotsu-Me Giant is especially entertaining.

As described to me by someone who shan’t be named: On the evening of the first day of the exhibition, a drunk art critic and their friends found their way to the Yu-Gi-Oh! art show. The critic, who knew absolutely nothing about Yu-Gi-Oh!, took one look at Hitotsu-Me Giant and decided that they simply must have it. They were prepared to plop down a thousand or more dollars for original framed screen print, number 1/100. But fortunately for their wallet, the price was only $400. The critic’s friends, joining in on the excitement, all took home limited edition screen prints of Hitotsu-Me Giant for a comparatively cheap $50.

Congratulations to the buyers, whoever you are. Enjoy your piece of Yu-Gi-Oh! history!

More photos to come…

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

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

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

October 6, 2019 at 10:00 am | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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Spray-painted sign advertising the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC on the pavement

October 4 and 5 were important days for Konami and Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC. That’s because the exhibition welcomed two awesome sets of guests on these two days to sign autographs for fans.

Sign showing the autograph schedule at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

On the evening of Friday, October 4, the artists behind some of the most popular pieces from the art show arrived at the gallery. A few fans had come two hours early just to see them.

Dan Mumford is the creator of It’s time to duel., whose limited edition screen print from the Los Angeles show was the first to completely sell out. In New York, three variations of this hot piece are on display.

All three variations of It's time to duel. by Dan Mumford at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

It's time to duel. variant by Dan Mumford at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC
It’s time to duel. variant by Dan Mumford
Screen print
18 x 24 inches
Open edition
$45.00 unframed
$400.00 framed

It's time to duel. film print in lightbox by Dan Mumford at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC
It’s time to duel. by Dan Mumford
Film print in lightbox
48 x 36 inches
Limited edition print available. Please see front desk.

It's time to duel. by Dan Mumford at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC
It’s time to duel. by Dan Mumford
Screen print
18 x 24 inches
Numbered edition 1/100
$800.00 framed

Konami commissioned Mumford to make a second piece, which debuted at this New York show.

Behold, The Legendary Gods. by Dan Mumford at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC
Behold, The Legendary Gods. by Dan Mumford
Screen print
18 x 24 inches
$60.00 unframed numbered edition of 150
$800.00 framed numbered edition 1/150

Low angle shot of Behold, The Legendary Gods. by Dan Mumford at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Dan Mumford is a freelance illustrator based in London, England. His portfolio includes poster work for Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Among his numerous clients are CBS, Disney, Sony, and Wizards of the Coast.

Dan Mumford smiling during his signing at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Dan Mumford signing an autograph at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Anthony Petrie is the artist behind Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon, whose limited edition screen print from the Los Angeles show also sold out. Both his original creation and the variant are on display in New York.

Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon by Anthony Petrie at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC
Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon by Anthony Petrie
Screen print
18 x 24 inches
Numbered edition 1/100
$800.00 framed

Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon variant by Anthony Petrie at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC
Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon variant by Anthony Petrie
Screen print
18 x 24 inches
Open edition
$45.00 unframed
$400.00 framed

Anthony Petrie is a poster artist and designer based in Los Angeles who has created poster work for Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse, Black Panther, and The Hulk. He has collaborated with production companies such as Bad Robot, CBS, Fox, Paramount, and Sony.

Anthony Petrie smiling during his signing at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Anthony Petrie signing an autograph at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

While the artists’ signing event was a big undertaking in and of itself, the voice actors’ signings on Saturday, October 5, were tremendously, overwhelmingly popular.

When the gallery’s doors opened yesterday at 11 a.m., many people had already arrived to line up. By around 12:30 p.m., the gallery had reached its maximum occupancy and the line began spilling outside.

Many people lined up inside the gallery for the voice actors' signing event at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Another view of the inside of the gallery showing the many people lined up for the voice actors' signing event at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Yet another view of the inside of the gallery showing the people lined up for the voice actors' signing event at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

The front of the voice actors' signing event line outside at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Soon, the line turned into this…

The massively long line for the voice actors' signing event at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

And this was only about half of the people that eventually showed up!

Dan Green (Yugi Muto, Tetsu Trudge) and Erica Schroeder (second Mai Valentine, Dark Magician Girl, Akiza Izinski) were the first voice actors to arrive, at 2:00 p.m.

Erica Schroeder and Dan Green smiling and chatting with fans at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC
Erica Schroeder (left) and Dan Green

Erica Schroeder and Dan Green signing autographs at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Their autograph session was supposed to end at 3:00 p.m., but by then, the line outside was still about the same length as the line in the photo above because more and more fans had arrived. Dan and Erica stayed as long as they could to accommodate as many people as possible.

Darren Dunstan (Maximillion Pegasus, Jean Michel Roget) and Jake Paque (Dumon, Playmaker) arrived shortly before 3:00 p.m. and began their signings.

Darren Dunstan and Jake Paque chatting with fans at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC
Darren Dunstan (left) and Jake Paque

Darren Dunstan and Jake Paque signing autographs at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

The gallery remained at full capacity the entire afternoon and into the evening as the guests continued to sign. New visitors were only let in as previous visitors left.

A few other voice actors also visited the art show on their own time. Sam Black (Battle Beast, Kolter), Emily Cramer (Skye Zaizen), and Barrett Leddy (Akira Zaizen) have all been spotted checking out the art at the gallery.

Today, October 6, is the final day of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC. The exhibition will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At this New York show, all of the art is up for sale, so today is the final opportunity to see all of these works together. Once a piece is sold, it will probably become a part of someone’s private collection — gone from public view to forever be cherished by the buyer. And yes, some of the pieces have already been sold!

More photos to come…

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

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

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

Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC: What to Buy, Who to See

October 2, 2019 at 9:00 am | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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New screen print by Dan Mumford on sale at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Konami and Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC kicks off tomorrow, October 3, and runs through October 6. What cool stuff will you see there? What can you buy? And what special guests will make an appearance? Here’s the full rundown!

This show will display the 50+ pieces of art first seen at the Los Angeles show in July, including Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi’s four special pieces. Additionally, the exhibition will unveil six new commissioned works, one of which is pictured above. This new piece by Dan Mumford will be available for purchase as a 24-by-18 inch screen print for $60. It is a limited edition of 150.

Furthermore, five popular works from the Los Angeles show will be available for purchase as limited edition giclee prints.

New giclee prints on sale at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

From left to right, top to bottom, these pieces are:

As of this writing, none of the screen prints from the Los Angeles show are available for sale on Gallery1988’s website any longer. Gallery1988 stated that Anthony Petrie’s Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon variant and Dan Mumford’s It’s time to duel. variant will now be on sale at the New York show. There’s no word yet whether the other remaining prints will be there too.

The art show will also have two enamel pins for sale. No pictures or price information is available as of this writing.

On Friday evening, the exhibition will host signings with artists Dan Mumford (at 6:30 p.m.) and Anthony Petrie (7:30 p.m.). Attendees who previously bought their art may bring them to be autographed. Prints and posters will also be available for purchase, while supplies last.

Then, on Saturday afternoon, four Yu-Gi-Oh! voice actors will be at the art show to sign autographs.

  • 2:00 p.m. – Dan Green (Yugi Muto, Tetsu Trudge)
  • 2:00 p.m. – Erica Schroeder (second Mai Valentine, Dark Magician Girl, Akiza Izinski)
  • 3:00 p.m. – Darren Dunstan (Maximillion Pegasus, Jean Michel Roget)
  • 3:00 p.m. – Jake Paque (Dumon, Playmaker)

Fans can bring their favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! item to be signed, or pick up a free commemorative character autograph card (Yugi, Dark Magician Girl, Pegasus, and Playmaker), while supplies last.

Despite what they said in last month’s episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! News, Daniel J. Edwards (Aigami) and Sam Black (Battle Beast) are not listed as guests. Will they still appear at the show?

Die-hard Yu-Gi-Oh! fans will definitely want to arrive at the art show early. The first 100 visitors each day will receive one of four collector’s buttons.

New buttons given to visitors at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

There is a different button for each day of the show.

When you’ve taken in all that the exhibition has to offer, be sure to head to New York Comic Con for some fun at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Extravaganza at Konami’s booth (#1321), where all of the activities are free. The booth will sell an exclusive poster and T-shirt based on Anthony Petrie’s Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon.

New poster and T-shirt based on Anthony Petrie's Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon

The poster measures 15 by 20 inches and costs $20, while the shirt is $25. The shirt will also be available at the art show.

If you’re willing to brave the NYCC crowds, you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a few other Yu-Gi-Oh! voice actors hanging out and participating in activities unrelated to Yu-Gi-Oh!. Veronica Taylor (Carly Carmine), Sean Schemmel (Professor Crowler), Marc Thompson (Duke Devlin), Clay Adams (Jesse Anderson), and Saskia Maarleveld (Yoko Sakaki) will all be attending NYCC.

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The Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC will be held at 555 West 25th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenue in Chelsea.

The exhibition’s hours are:

  • Thursday, October 3, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday, 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.

Admission is free.

Previously:
Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show Comes to New York City

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