American Psycho By Timothy Pittides to Drop Thursday
This Thursday, May 7th, Grey Matter Art will release "American Psycho" by Timothy Pittides. As fans should immediately notice, the print is based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel, not the film version with Christian Bale.
Here's what Artist Timothy Pittides had to say about the project:
"American Psycho, the moment I first saw the film in 2002, I fell in love. One of the only films that made me go out and purchase the novel it was based on. After my first initial reading, I couldn't shake the feeling of uneasiness. I felt dirty, and I LOVED IT. Bret Easton Ellis weaved a story so shocking and so important it could not be ignored. I have read this great book so many times, I felt a part of the narrative. When the time came where I felt I could do some justice to it, I had to strike and reach out to Mr. Ellis and see if I was worthy enough to create a visual for his book. When I received the go ahead, I was not ready for where this would take me. Numerous concepts, 60 hours of work completed on one concept, only to stare at it in it's final inked form, and HATE it. It was good, but not good enough, it didn't convey what I wanted. I placed it aside, taking some concepts from it and finally creating these piece which I feel conveys the tone and attitude of the words Mr Ellis so viciously typed. Patrick Bateman's descent into insanity and depravity is only made worse by the materialistic world in which he is so desperately trying to be apart of. That hate and venom is represented here in his business suit, his status symbol, slowly turning him into a wild animal. I am so pleased Grey Matter Art is willing to release this authorized print for me and I can not thank them enough. But the true thanks goes to Emory Johnson at Random House, Amanda Urban at ICM partners and of course Bret Easton Ellis himself."
Drop Details: American Psycho will drop this Thursday, May 7th, at 1PM EST on GMA's website. It is a signed and numbered edition of 60, measures 18x24 and will cost $35. To those going for it, good luck!