ODD CITY ENTERTAINMENT, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MGM STUDIOS, REVEALS LIMITED EDITION BILLY PERKINS PRINT FOR THE 1973 BLAXPLOITATION CLASSIC
Considered by some to be Fred Williamson’s most iconic role, Black Caesar is a film that transcends categories. In 2009, Empire Magazine named it one of Twenty Best Gangster Movies You’ve Never Seen (probably). A Blaxploitation gangster film about revenge, with a score by James Brown – his first score for film.
ODD CITY is proud to announce they will be releasing a
BLACK CAESAR limited edition print by artist BILLY PERKINS
at the Austin Film Society FROM DUSK TIL DAWN screening on
Wednesday March 5th, with Fred Williamson in attendance.
“There is a brief moment in the pivotal scene where Tommy makes his power play to take over Harlem. As he stealthily approaches the room where the bosses are meeting, he pauses ever-so briefly in front of the Cardoza family’s coat-of-arms, with it’s crossed swords framing his body. I love the symbolism here… Tommy is essentially replacing the coat-of-arms with his own personal symbol – his weapon of choice, clenched in his hand. Not something so archaic as a sword, as was representative of the previous dynasty, but a weapon more indicative of the new boss in town: Tommy Gibbs. Black Caesar.” – BP
Release and Purchase Information:
Black Caesar by Billy Perkins, 18”x32” limited edition screen print edition of 75, signed and numbered by the artist, and selling for $75/each. In addition, all prints will be signed by Black Caesar himself,
There will be two chances to obtain Black Caesar by Billy Perkins. The prints will be for sale at the Austin Film Society screening of From Dusk Til Dawn, with Fred Williamson in attendance,
on Wednesday March 5th, 2014,
with proceeds going to benefit The Austin Film Society. If you have not gotten tickets to this not-to-be-missed event, get them now! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS. Odd City will be holding a small number of prints back to ensure that their fans get a chance to purchase. All remaining prints will be sold online at the Odd City Entertainment store on
Thursday March 6th.
As per usual, they will go on sale at a random time during the day.
About Austin Film Society
The Austin Film Society empowers our community to make, watch and love film and creative media. Through Austin Studios, which AFS opened in 2000 through a partnership with the City of Austin, AFS attracts film development and production to Austin and Texas. Gala film premieres and the annual Texas Film Awards raise funds and awareness of the impact of film on economy and community. Austin Film Society is ranked among the top film centers in the country and recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts and Directors Guild of America. For more information on the Austin Film Society, visit www.austinfilm.org.
About BILLY PERKINS:
Illustrator and graphic designer Billy Perkins is a longtime native of Austin, Texas. His studio and its tagline “Good Ideas Thru Bad Living” were established in 1992, shortly after graduating with a BFA in Commercial Art from Texas State University. Perkins has since become internationally known as an award-winning rock poster artist for his work with Alice in Chains, David Bowie, ZZ Top and many more. His posters for both bands and movies have been featured in several books.
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