Limited Paper: Bottleneck Gallery and Raid71 Reveal THE POPULAR FACE OF NEW YORK Featuring KING KONG, SPIDER-MAN and THE GHOSTBUSTERS

     March 12, 2013

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As we speak, SXSW 2013 has turned downtown Austin into an absolute war zone:  traffic’s backed up all the way to Oklahoma, pedestrians everywhere are being run down by hipsters on fixed-gear bikes, and—perhaps most distressingly—rumors persist that as many as two hundred SXSW Film badgeholders  senselessly wasted hours of their lives watching a film called Big-Ass Spider.  Truly, it has been a harrowing week.

But up in New York City, our friends at Bottleneck Gallery are about to kick off a preview sale for their first-ever solo show, an event comprised entirely of artwork by UK artist Raid71 they’re calling The Popular Face of New York.  What sorta prints are going to be available for purchase, and when can you pick a few of them up?  Find out after the jump.

Like it says up top in that intro everyone skipped over, SXSW 2013 is in full swing here in Austin, which means your friendly, neighborhood Limited Paper scribe is balls-deep in traffic, multi-hour screening lines, interviews, Mondo Gallery openings, and a series of hangovers that can only be described as “apocalyptic”.  We’re busy, in other words, and–as such– we’re going to let Bottleneck Gallery’s press release do most of the heavy lifting on this one for us:

This Friday, March 15th, Bottleneck Gallery will be hosting its first ever solo show featuring the works of Raid71. He will be taking on New York with his fresh perspective and sense of humor of our city’s finest moments in film.

For the past week, we have been posting on our blog a fun, behind the scenes look at some of the works to be featured in the show: http://www.bottleneckgallery.com/blogs/news

Being that Raid71 is from the UK, we thought it would be nice to make our usual Thursday preview a little earlier, so be on the lookout Thursday, March 14th around 12 noon eastern for our two hour preview sale.

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Right on.  And what will these prints look like?  Here’s a look at just some of the prints that’ll be available this Thursday during Bottleneck Gallery’s Thursday preview sale, with the other prints debuting this Friday during the show opening (note: we don’t have specific info on all of these just yet, but we have been told that edition sizes will be running very low, so act quick if you’re digging the posters below):

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Bottleneck-Raid71-Gangs-of-New-York

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Bottleneck-Raid71-Independence-Day

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Bottleneck-Raid71-Spiderman

Bottleneck-Raid71-The-Warriors

Bottleneck-Raid71-Watchmen

Bottleneck-Raid71-Woody-Allen

But, wait, there’s more.  According to the very same press release:

Also, it was mentioned recently on Facebook, a plan to bring you guys more art during the week. Pieces that the artists have been passionate about doing but just never had the chance or outlet to do it with.

That plan will actually begin this week starting off on Tuesday, March 19th, with the next set in Marko Manev’s Noir Series (pieces will be revealed Sunday night). Following that on March 26th, Florey will continue his Epic Quest series with his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles inspired piece.

Plus, we plan on bringing other types of mediums to the gallery, more on that soon :-).

So, there you have it, folks:  you’re officially updated on what’s happening with Bottleneck Gallery this Friday.  And, hey, speaking of Friday:  don’t forget that this Friday marks the opening of the Mondo Gallery’s Stout & Taylor show.  If you’re not in NYC for Bottleneck’s latest (and if you’re also in Austin, perhaps so hungover that you missed your flight home) be sure to drop by.  Everyone else can stay tuned for further coverage on all of this as the week progresses!  There will be exclusives.

As always, if you’re an artist or gallery with artwork you’d like to see featured on Limited Paper (or if you’re just some lucky bastard who happened to overhear a bit of poster-related gossip while standing in the bushes outside Martin Ansin’s house) we wanna hear from you!  Email Limited Paper directly at LimitedPaper@gmail.com, and be sure that you’re following us on Twitter via @LimitedPaper for ongoing commentary, news updates, giveaways, and more!

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