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The Greatest Velvet Paintings of Science Fiction Icons

Previously.

Previously, previously.
posted by JoanArkham (20 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I LOOOOVE the sleestack!!
posted by supermedusa at 1:39 PM on November 5, 2009


Sleestack is a winner. Sleestack plus Kim Jong Il is...uh...I'm stymied.
posted by jquinby at 1:46 PM on November 5, 2009


So is there a link to the Worst Velvet Paintings of Science Fiction Icons?
posted by cjorgensen at 1:50 PM on November 5, 2009


Meh. Star Trek & Star Wars. R. Daneel Olivaw? Louis Wu? Kimball Kinnison? E.T. at the very least. geesh.
posted by GuyZero at 1:52 PM on November 5, 2009


What? No Philip K. Dick?
posted by battleshipkropotkin at 1:53 PM on November 5, 2009


As an easily distractable person what caught my eye on the link was this -- to which my reaction was, wow, didn't know how that pilot could be even more like drivel than it was.
posted by bearwife at 1:55 PM on November 5, 2009


I like it. I just wish I could touch the velvet. They all just feel like a computer screen.
posted by Mark Lee at 1:55 PM on November 5, 2009


"So is there a link to the Worst Velvet Paintings of Science Fiction Icons?"

It's the same link.
posted by Kevin Street at 2:21 PM on November 5, 2009 [4 favorites]


The portrait of James T. Kirk perfectly captures his wisdom, his empathy, his world-weary (galaxy-weary?) regard. O Captain, my captain.
posted by longsleeves at 2:37 PM on November 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


Is there nowhere science fiction can not boldly go?

please?
posted by litleozy at 2:38 PM on November 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


If anyone belongs on velvet, it's Chewbacca. With double angel heads.
posted by Smedleyman at 2:40 PM on November 5, 2009


It's true the Sleestak paintings are amazing. These are generally pretty sweet velvet paintings. I would be happy to have many of these on my wall, esp. the Kim Jong-Il one, which kind of blows my mind.

But if you'll allow me to be really unpleasantly nerdy and pedantic (which I guess you shouldn't have to allow but whatever I'll do it anyway), let's just call this "Great Velvet Paintings". Calling anything to do with Land of the Lost 'science fiction' has gotta have Wells/Verne/Clarke/Asimov/etc. rolling in their graves, and the space unicorns, while also incredible in their own way, are icons how exactly?
posted by pziemba at 2:54 PM on November 5, 2009


Sa-reesa taka! Sa-reesa taka!
posted by longsleeves at 3:02 PM on November 5, 2009


Calling anything to do with Land of the Lost 'science fiction' has gotta have Wells/Verne/Clarke/Asimov/etc. rolling in their graves,

Does it? How about Larry Niven, Ben Bova, David Gerrold, Norman Spinrad, Theodore Sturgeon...?
posted by George_Spiggott at 3:15 PM on November 5, 2009 [3 favorites]


Oh look, HDR.
posted by bwg at 3:40 PM on November 5, 2009


Wait...wait...was that a winged unicorn flying on the moon? I want!!!!
posted by Jimmy Havok at 7:10 PM on November 5, 2009


George_Spiggott: I stand corrected and chastened!
posted by pziemba at 6:43 AM on November 6, 2009


These velvet Kaiju paintings are even cooler. Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, and Gamera are my favorites. But look, a Spock and Uhura to go with the Kirk portrait! /swoon
posted by booknerd at 9:27 AM on November 6, 2009


If by "Science Fiction Icons" you mean, "Star Wars and Star Trek TOS stuff"
posted by Target Practice at 7:49 PM on November 6, 2009


Also see NC artists Bruce White and Jonas Britt. I saw their work at a local gallery and collectible figure shop called Wootini in Carrboro NC back in June of this year.

TARDIS

HR Giger's ALIEN

I really liked the Alien, it looked fantastic in person.
posted by steveburnett at 7:51 AM on November 7, 2009


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