Cleopsis Reigns in The Price of Power Fine Art Print by David Palumbo
“Humanity craves guidance, and will faithfully submit to anything it deems worthy of love… or of fear.”
–Cleopsis, Daughter of Dust
Sideshow is proud to present The Price of Power Fine Art Print by world-renowned artist David Palumbo. The Price of Power features Cleopsis, a character from Sideshow’s original dark fantasy horror property, Court of the Dead.
“Cleopsis was sent to the Mortal Realm by Death to survey the human condition and she quickly gained followers and a fair amount of power,” explains Ricky Lovas, Sr. Brand Manager, who art directed the piece. “This drew the eye of the celestials, and Death had to come in and put an end to her reign. In this painting, Cleopsis is portrayed during her time in the Mortal Realm, with her followers giving her praise.”
Palumbo works with paints on canvas, so collaborating with him to bring this scene to life was a unique experience. “[Palumbo] works traditionally, so once you send an idea or brief he comes back with a few rough paint studies that are as cool as any piece of art on their own,” says Ricky. “After that, he goes straight to final and always delivers an incredible oil painting that feels as if it is something you would have studied in art history classes.”
The Price of Power is Ricky’s favorite piece of Court of the Dead art. “In this painting, Cleopsis comes off as highly respected by her followers, rather than just being a dictator,” Ricky elaborates. “She got a little power hungry, but it never turned in to a volatile situation. She did her job too well and got dragged back to the Land of the Dead because of that.”
Pre-orders for the framed edition of The Price of Power Fine Art Print by David Palumbo will begin on Monday, January 21st between 12pm-3pm PST, and will be priced at $250 USD. If supplies are available, unframed prints will be available for pre-order on Friday, January 25th between 12pm-3pm PST, priced at $90 USD.
- Limited edition of 100
- 18×24″ fine art giclée print
- 100% cotton, acid-free, matte Museo Rag 300GSM
- Epson archival inks
- An authorized, automated penciled signature
- Official Court of the Dead embossed seal of authenticity
- Recycled Polystyrene Moulding Frame (Distressed Silver)
- Custom double mat design (Crescent mats in 9510 Froth and 9564 Purple Mountain)
- Mats, foam board backing, and adhesive tape all certified archival materials
- Framing grade acrylic
- Wire hanger: No additional hardware required
Note: If the framed option is chosen, your order will be specially framed for you. Please allow additional time to frame and ship your order.
About the Artist:
David Palumbo is the son of science fiction scholar Donald Palumbo and renowned fantasy illustrator Julie Bell, and stepson of fantasy illustrator Boris Vallejo.
As a freelance illustrator, Palumbo has provided genre themed artwork for everything from book covers and collectible card games to advertisements and concept design. His work has received multiple honors including several Spectrum medals and a Chesley award and has shown in galleries and exhibitions from New York to Paris.