Five artists create Game of Thrones pieces for HBO’s Art the Throne

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Mere days before Game of Thrones‘ season 6 premiere, HBO is launching Art the Throne, an artistic celebration of some of the show’s most memorable moments and character.

HBO asked five artists to create a piece of art reinterpreting some aspect of the show that they love. The art installations will debut at a launch party in New York City on April 20. In the meantime, the artists have released video diaries introducing themselves and their exhibition pieces and discussing their thought process behind their creations.

For Art the ThroneCyrcle co-founders, Davey Detail and David “Rabi” Torres, are constructing a giant upside crown with the poem, “Rise, claim, peace, reign, fear, wall, war fall” written inside. Their piece is titled, “Over Throne” and is intended to reflect the show’s unpredictable power shifts. “That relates a lot to the game of thrones, the way you’ve seen so much change,” Rabi explained.

Muralist, Triston Eaton, is combining his love for nerd fantasy and “radical juxtapositions of styles and elements of inspirations” in his homage to Daenerys Targaryen. “I’m really rooting for her. She could be the one. She could be the righteous later,” he said.

Illustrator, Marcus Chin, is creating a drawing of the “unconventional,” “vulnerable” Brienne of Tarth that utilizes “patterns, and motifs and prints that [are] unexpected.” I think that in the drawings that I create I can manifest this part of the individual that sort of exists inside of the person,” Chin said.

Jeff Nishinaka is working on a two-dimensional paper statue of the Night King’s “Come at me, bro” moment from “Hardhome.” “The reason why I chose this particular scene is it really does have a huge emotional impact … it’s kind of one of those, ‘Oh my God’ moments,” he said.

Ben Gibson, Ashley Walker and Becky Joy of Pop Chart Lab are fans of Game of Thrones because it epitomizes the marriage of “rich content” and “visual, emotional content” that they value in art. They’re working on a 12-foot tall glowing red glass manuscript featuring an engraved Direwolf head to commemorate the Red Wedding. “The writers of Game of Thrones are fearless and surprising and we want to have some of that emotional impact with our art too,” Gibson said.

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    1. Totally off topic but Jimmy Kimmel seems to have some GOT day or something on 4/19 – Alfie Allen, Iwan Rheon, Michael McElhatton

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    2. in his homage to Daenerys Targaryen. “I’m really rooting for her. She could be the one. She could be the righteous later,” he said.

      LOL, OK.

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    3. Totally off topic but the innanet synopsis of 601 changed to:

      The fate of Jon Snow is revealed; Daenerys meets a strong man; Cersei sees her daughter again.

      First sentence previously read “john snow is dead” am I right?

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    4. I will be amazed at the day a post doesn’t contain like five different “OT” things within the first ten posts.

      They did some direwolf stuff in Canada, yes.

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    5. Watchers of no Trailers,

      That’s the description they’ve had all along for On Demand or some other areas so I think they’re just making things line up now. Or trying to pretend there’s some mystery. Jon is dead…for now.

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    6. Has anyone been watching or taking note of the GoT Power Play episodes? I haven’t been able to watch most, but the bits I caught were quite interesting. Almost every scene seems to relate to my hopes and dreams about S6. Lots of Gendry, Hound, etc, etc, etc.

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    7. Barely OT-

      Is anyone else worried that S6 trailer nights king doesn’t look remotely as badass as hardhome/craster’s kid nights king?

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    8. Henry Gordon:
      Barely OT-

      Is anyone else worried that S6 trailer nights king doesn’t look remotely as badass as hardhome/craster’s kid nights king?

      It’s weird that he looks different in the same trailer even. In Trailer #2 he looks good when he’s on horseback with his Horsemen, but then just a few scenes kater2 he looks totally different when they’re approaching the fire. His face looks like a completely different person.

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    9. Jack Bauer 24: It’s weird that he looks different in the same trailer even. In Trailer #2 he looks good when he’s on horseback with his Horsemen, but then just a few scenes kater2 he looks totally different when they’re approaching the fire. His face looks like a completely different person.

      The Night’s King’s face and body is heavily modified by CG. Some of his scenes in the trailer already have the CG, others don’t. As simple as that.

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    10. Nikki:
      in his homage to Daenerys Targaryen. “I’m really rooting for her. She could be the one. She could be the righteous later,” he said.

      LOL, OK.

      Dany FTW!

      By the way I think that guy is misquoted in the OP. Pretty sure he says “She could be the one. She could be the righteous Leader.”

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    11. thorne garnet:
      Hey, Pop Chart Lab the “whole Stark family” wasn’t killed at the Red Wedding. Four of them are still alive.

      It irks me when people over exaggerate that. In fact, the Starks have main characters alive then any other House.

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    12. KG:
      I want to punch Cyrcle in their faces.I literally hate everything about them.

      Yep, a couple of prize dickheads who think they are so ‘cool and hip’. I fucking hate people like that. Their artwork is a pile of shit also which is not surprising seeing they’re a couple of assholes 😀

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    13. Black Raven: KG:
      I want to punch Cyrcle in their faces.I literally hate everything about them.

      Yep, a couple of prize dickheads who think they are so ‘cool and hip’. I fucking hate people like that. Their artwork is a pile of shit also which is not surprising seeing they’re a couple of assholes

      I had a similar reaction, though it falls short of wanting to hurt them! Their idea of what constitutes ‘art’ just seems sort of like a glorified kindergarten project. And using neon signs to convey the flavor of a medieval fantasy saga? Really?

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    14. It looks like your site is broken. Did someone forget to pay the web hosting company?
      1. The site hasn’t been updated in several days.
      2. The countdown banner, as I write, says 8 days 11 hours 6 minutes until the premiere, but today is April 21 and the time is 8:53 a.m., so 3 days 12 hours 7 minutes until the premiere.

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    15. The site has been updated every day. We moved to a new server. Your computer must be redirecting to the old one. Delete the old bookmark, and please clear out your cache and browsing history, and make sure your browser is updated to the newest version. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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