At 79 years old, Greg Hildebrandt has decided to create his take on movie posters from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s–and they are larger than life! Back in April, Greg began his newest artistic journey, titled, “What If?”. The idea behind this series is for Greg to create today what he would have done if he was hired to do the original movie poster for some of his favorite movies from his childhood and youth.
The second piece Greg wanted to do for this series was the 8th wonder of the world, the 1933 classic film King Kong! After seeing the film in a local theatre in Detroit, Greg became so obsessed with this film that he has watched it every year since as a Thanksgiving tradition! Greg decided to do this painting in a larger than life fashion so he designed it as a three sheet. A three sheet is a common term for a movie poster that is normally approximately 3 times the size of the most common used poster, called a one sheet. At 86” tall, the painting truly is a wonder!
Even though the original painting has sold you can own your very own Giclée of this imagery. These reproductions are being limited to only 12, signed and numbered.
Giclée reproductions are created by tiny jets spraying millions of droplets of oil-based printing ink onto a sheet of fine art paper. This spray of ink, more that 4 million droplets per second, whirls onto paper spinning on a drum at 250 inches per second. Hence the name giclée, French for "fine spray."
Signed by Greg Hildebrandt