Acme Archives Selling Limited Edition Avatar Concept Art!
Did you end up loving James Cameron's Avatar? Are you a believer that it's going to change movies forever? Well, if you loved it that much, you can buy some rather expensive but gorgeous prints of concept art from Avatar over on Acme Archives. I think a few of these were first introduced at Comic-Con, but thanks to SlashFilm we know that Acme is currently selling four different concept art prints that can be purchased on paper, canvas, or vistachrome, which is "a highly saturated vibrant image laminated on 1/4 inch plexi and mounted on wood with metal standoffs." That'd look pretty awesome hanging on my wall!
Acme is selling three different pieces of concept art showing certain scenes as well as one facial sketch titled "Neytiri" that's signed by James Cameron. "This preliminary sketch by James Cameron gave the designers a feel for the development of Neytiri and the other Na'vi characters." You can see examples of each piece of art below. I wanted to feature all of them because they're so gorgeous. Click each below to be taken to the Acme Archives page for purchase (though don't forget to choose between paper, canvas, or vistachrome):
All of these are limited edition giclee prints that come with a certificate of authenticity. The three concept art prints (not including the Neytiri face) sell at $185 each unframed and are 10 inches by 21 inches in size. The canvas versions sell for $475 unframed and the ultimate vistachrome versions sell for $1800 but come mounted and framed and are 14 inches by 32 inches in size. Very expensive, but worth it if you're a true fan!
My favorite one is the last one I featured above, the blue "Willow Glade" print that shows Neytiri and Jake running across one of the giant luminescent logs at night with the waterfall in the background. This art was actually shown in Amsterdam at CinExpo in the summer, which is where the very first footage from Avatar was revealed. "Production Designer Robert Stromberg created a hallmark environment in this design that served as a backdrop to Jake's journey through the phantasmagorical depths of Pandora." I love all of these prints, but if I had enough money to buy one, that'd be the one I'd get. Anyone else planning on buying one?