He may only be two months short of his 92nd birthday, but Sy Barry is continuing to produce some simply magnificent Phantom images.
Anyone who follows Sy's work on social media (see his Facebook page here) knows that his commission work is still top notch. The posters released last year - and still available via his website sybarry.com - are fantastic current examples of his work.
Now Sy is releasing a brand new limited edition print to begin the new decade, and he has sent us a preview copy of the image to unveil for phans!
The below proof of the Sunset Salute print shows Phantom on a rearing Hero, saluting a passing biplane. Clearly the image is inspired by a deleted scene from the 1996 The Phantom movie, which appears as the closing of HBO First Look - The Phantom; The Man, the Myth, the Legend.
The Phantom and Hero have been penciled and inked by Sy, with the remainder of the picture completed in watercolours. This has led to a stunning sunset with vibrant colours, an image that will look magnificent on the wall of any Major Treasure Room.
The prints will measure 11 x 14 inches (approx 28 x 36 cm) with a white border making them easy to frame - about an A3 size frame will do the trick! The high GSM paper stock will showcase the amazing colours. This will by a print that phans around the world will want to add to their collections.
Only a lucky and dedicated few can pick up a copy of Sunset Salute, however. They are truly limited edition, with only 50 created. Each will be hand numbered and signed by Sy. They will appear on sybarry.com in the coming weeks as they return from the printers, priced at a neat $100USD + shipping.
In an effort to keep postage costs down for Australian purchasers, Sy's son David Barry has agreed to send a bulk order of the print down under, directly to CC team member Dan Fraser. All being well, these should be available from mid-late February. The price for these works out at $165AUD (matches the $100USD website price and also includes all postage and handling costs from Sy to you). Any Australians interested in this should contact Dan privately.
Phans in other parts of the world should contact David by following this link as soon as possible to reserve a copy.