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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Here's Your Chance to Own or Gift a Slayer Poster That Was Originally Painted with Human Blood

Posted By on Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 2:10 PM

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Let’s face it, San Antonio, we dig spooky shit. From the weird and macabre to the silly, fun and frightening, we love all things scary no matter what time of year it is.

American surrealist Vincent Castiglia, renowned for working with human blood, is releasing a Slayer "Farewell" tour poster. And it's legit too, with museum-quality printing that won't fade for at least a century.

Each 16"x24" poster is hand-signed and numbered and is priced at $150.

The Slayer "Farewell" tour poster from New York's Jones Beach show on July 29, 2018 is limited to just 150 prints and will never be offered again.

According to a press release, Castiglia practices a kind of “modern-day phlebotomy, siphoning the life force which contains his own psychic energy, while giving it an outlet and form. In doing so, he dissolves the barrier between artist and art in a most literal and immediate sense. Castiglia's figures, their musculature and skin, are painted with what could be thought of as 'liquid flesh.' Its tendency to quicken the subjects is likely unapproachable by any other medium—as it is actual tissue with which it is being rendered. In this way, the subject's realism is not merely an optical illusion due to its level of detail, but rather is an actual transference of flesh and blood to each work.”

Just to be clear, the original piece was done in human blood, the prints are not, so if you’re worried about you know, blood-born pathogens but want to get that special somebody arguably the most metal-as-fuck gift, this might be a winner.

The poster can be purchased via Vincent Castiglia's website.

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