Illustrator, Designer and friend of I Got Birds, Tracie Ching, has produced three tribute prints for the films of Quentin Tarantino, to be shown at the upcoming “Young Guns” show at Hero Complex Gallery. Now, I don’t know about you but it appears to me that this has the potential of being some of the best work of Tracie’s career. I mean, it looks like Samuel L. Jackson wants to leap right out of that print and yell “MMMM-MMMM BITCH!!!” to me. These are really stunning prints and Tracie has returned to her blood-spatter embellishing for some prints in the series, making them true originals much like one of my favorite prints of Tracie’s, “The Yellow-Haired Warrior”.
Here’s a little of what Tracie had to say about the series…
“I was asked to participate in Hero Complex Gallery’s Young Guns Invitational, a show featuring emerging artists. Each artist was asked to submit a small body of work featuring a subject of their choosing. I decided to create portrait studies evocative of old tintype photographs for three of Quentin Tarantino’s most memorable characters – Jules Winnfield from Pulp Fiction, Aldo Raine from Inglourious Basterds, and Django from Django Unchained. They have been printed on French Paper’s gorgeous Steel Grey 100C and each study has a small variant run, each featuring totally unique blood splatter embellishments.”
The “Young Guns” show opens at Hero Complex Gallery on Friday, January 30, 2015 with prints to go on sale the following week.