Limited Paper: Mark Englert Auctioning a Pair of Extremely Rare ALIENS-Themed Prints For Boston Red Cross and Expressobeans.com

     April 17, 2013

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For some time now, rumors have been circulating about an extremely rare Aliens-themed poster being worked on by Mark Englert.  These rumors were ignited when the artist posted some process shots of the piece to his personal blog a few months ago, at which time he also revealed that Close Your Eyes, Baby was…a commission piece.  In other words, Mark Englert’s latest wouldn’t be finding its way to a wide release.  Fans were bummed…but rumors persisted that there might be some hope yet.

As it turns out, there is a bit of hope if you’re interested in obtaining one of Englert’s Aliens-themed prints…but you’ll have to act quick if you’re interested in picking one up.  Read all about it after the jump, folks.

If you’re a fan of Mark Englert’s, then you’re probably already well-aware that the artist has been working on a commissioned print for some time now, one based on James Cameron’s sci-fi classic, Aliens.  You’ve probably also heard that there might be a small chance of one or two copies of this commission piece finding their way online (note:  commissioned artwork is generally not made available to the public; in this case only twenty copies of Englert’s Close Your Eyes were produced:  ten regular editions and ten variant editions).  And if that’s where you’re at, there’s a good chance that you’re bummed to be missing out on this one…

But there’s still hope!  Englert—along with the group who commissioned this extremely rare piece (full disclosure:  I am one of those people)—have opted to make two copies of the print available via eBay, with all proceeds from the sale(s) going towards the Boston Red Cross and Expressobeans.com.  Here’s what Mark’s saying about it over on his blog:

The first auction is for the regular, and all proceeds go to the Boston Red Cross to aid in relief of the current atrocity:

The second auction is for the variant, with all proceeds going to Expressobeans.com. I got my start there, and am pleased as punch to give back.

And what, pray tell, do these prints look like?  Hold onto your butts:

  • Close Your Eyes, Baby by Mark Englert
  • 12×36”
  • 1/1 Regular AP Edition

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  • Close Your Eyes, Baby by Mark Englert
  • 12×36”
  • 1/1 Variant AP Edition

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Pretty goddamn impressive, no?  Two great prints, both of which are being offered to benefit two very respectable causes:  how could ya not put in a bid?  If you’re planning on doing so, however, you should be aware that both editions have four days left on their auctions, and that both are already up to the ~$575 range (wow).  In other words, if you’re planning to take a stab at picking one (or both!) of these up, you’re gonna want to start strategizing your bid strategies now.  Everyone else can head on over to Mark’s blog to learn a little bit more about the print’s making.

Good luck, folks!  And—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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