See How these Artists Recreated ‘Game of Thrones’ at Angel Orensanz [PHOTOS]

Posted on: April 21st, 2016 at 10:19 am by
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“You have left the gritty streets of New York City behind,” proclaimed press literature upon entering Angel Orensanz last night. For one evening, the historic Norfolk Street synagogue was transformed into an homage to Game of Thrones.

As previously reported, HBO tapped five artists to reinterpret notable scenes/characters by creating “an immersive art experience influenced by memorable moments from the iconic series.” Tristan Eaton, CYRCLE, Marcos Chin, Jeff Nishinaka, and the Pop Chart Lab all contributed. This event was the culmination, bringing to life the artwork highlighted in the online series.

It was pretty awesome. Artwork was stellar and the lighting near-perfect. Brooklyn-based artist Tristan Eaton took on Daenery Targaryen with a series of colorful portraits; Marcos Chin projected an animation of Brienne of Tarth; CYRCLE installed an enormous “overthrone crown” in the center of the room; Pop Chart Lab reimagined the fabled “Red Wedding” with an illuminated manuscript on the stage (nee bima); and our favorite, the “White Walker Paper Sculpture” by LA native Jeff Nishinaka.

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Tristan Eaton with Jacob Anderson and Hannah Murray

Two Game of Thrones actors were there, too. Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm) and Hannah Murray (Gilly).

“With Art the Throne, HBO sought to create an awe-inspiring moment, worthy of its cinematic muse,” the release further notes.

Season 6 premieres this Sunday on HBO.

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