Black Dragon Press is back, this time with two posters for Akira Kurosawa’s Ran. Handling art duties for a poster, is Joao Ruas, with a special painting by Thomas Danthony. In fitting form, Ruas has managed to distill the film into a single haunting image, blending gritty texture with refined nuance. There are three versions of Ruas’ piece, each offering different color and orientation options. As for Danthony, his contribution is a special Gouache painting, limited to just three copies and hand signed and numbered.

Beautiful work, available from Black Dragon Press this Friday, August 11th at 3PM BST.

Joao Ruas Ran Poster JiroJoao Ruas / Jiro / 24″ x 36″ / Screen print / Gallery stamp on reverse / Hand numbered / Edition of 60 / £120

Joao Ruas Ran Poster TaroJoao Ruas / Taro / 27″ x 36″ / Screen print / Gallery stamp on reverse / Hand numbered / Edition of 40 / £150

Joao Ruas Ran Poster SaburoJoao Ruas / Jiro / 24″ x 36″ / Screen print / Gallery stamp on reverse / Hand numbered / Timed edition / £75 (one random order will recieve an original Samurai drawing from Ruas)

Thomas Danthony KatanaThomas Danthony / Katana / 27″ x 36″ / Gouache on archival paper / Hand signed and numbered by artist / Edition of 3 / £475

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