New Tool Backdrop For Sale

According to a recent email from the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, the new Tool backdrop, entitled “Original Face” can be purchased from their online store for US$300:

Our favorite band, Tool, is on a fourteen city tour and their backdrop for these shows is an unusual work of art by Alex Grey, entitled “Original Face.” Grey’s painting shows fountains of neon spirit illuminating the void, and life as a ripple in the stream of Eternal Light.

Now this artwork can be yours by purchasing a limited edition canvas print, size 12 x 42 inches, stretched and ready for hanging. Hand signed and numbered in an edition of 250, yours for $300.

I haven’t posted a picture of it to avoid spoiling it for those that are yet to see Tool live, but it can be viewed here (and on Toolband).

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dave247
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I’m getting sick of all this art for money stuff. I understand that artists should get paid for their work, but there is so much out there that people make that is awesome that other people might like, but everything always seems to find its way away from free to being for sale. T-shirts, mp3 downloads, memorabilia on ebay, etc.. the list can go for a while. Look at the Puscifier myspace page. It almost disgusts me the way amazing artists like Maynard have stooped to a level where they find many seemingly pathetic avenues for profit. Again, I understand… Read more »

danielkauai21
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danielkauai21

[quote comment=””]I’m getting sick of all this art for money stuff. I understand that artists should get paid for their work, but there is so much out there that people make that is awesome that other people might like, but everything always seems to find its way away from free to being for sale. T-shirts, mp3 downloads, memorabilia on ebay, etc.. the list can go for a while. Look at the Puscifier myspace page. It almost disgusts me the way amazing artists like Maynard have stooped to a level where they find many seemingly pathetic avenues for profit. Again, I… Read more »

danielkauai21
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[quote comment=””]I have no problem with bands making money of their art. It makes no difference to me if the music they make was made using bronze plated drum kits or trash cans from Sunset Boulevard. The end result is all that matters. Does it bother me that I can’t afford to buy artworks that were never made available to me in the past? No. Were posters, merchandise, music, etc ever free in the first place? No – so what’s changed? Distribution is what’s changed. If it weren’t for the internet, the bands wouldn’t have these financial opportunities – indeed… Read more »

thepot23
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^ are you really that dense? when did he ever claim you were not free to discuss/critique?

novaconda
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novaconda

[quote comment=””]^ are you really that dense? when did he ever claim you were not free to discuss/critique?[/quote]

Yeah…delete his shit. I’m over reading his crap on here anyway.

Merkavah
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Money is gained by being recognized by an authority of some sort, be it a boss or company, for your ability to preform a useful task. It is a validation of your purpose in a society. It is tangible proof that someone gives a damn about what you can do as an individual. The money they pay you with they gain by preforming a service or function that others respect and value, and those others gain it the same way. To give someone money for something is to take the tangible “success,” that progress you’ve made and recognition you’ve gained… Read more »

dan
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dan

I agree with Daniel 100% (no we are not the same person). I have no problem with Tool (not so much Puscifer) cashing in since they earnt that right. They have cemented their place in rock history, although time will tell about their later legacy. I have a problem with people like Alex Grey who milk Tool for all its worth. Grey doesn’t have a direct relationship with TOOL (no influence on the music). He is trying to rip off naive Tool fans off their well earned money for some artsy wank project just because Tool used his art for… Read more »

thepot23
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Congratulations to Merkavah on post of the century. Seriously Hellboy, save that shit in some sub-section of this website so you can just direct people to it when necessary. I might just print and frame.

fodasse
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fodasse

[quote comment=””][quote comment=”35308″]If people are not free to discuss and sometimes critique the band then go ahead and delete my account because I can’t figure out how to do it. Thanks[/quote] What gives you the impression I don’t allow people to discuss it? I give my opinion – nothing more. At no stage have I ever censored or deleted any readers opinion on Tool or related acts. I may disagree with some peoples views, and am happy to express those views, but I have as much right to do so as any other commenter on this site.[/quote] yea you show… Read more »

tone loc
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tone loc

[quote post=”2132″]Money is gained by being recognized by an authority of some sort, be it a boss or company, for your ability to preform a useful task. It is a validation of your purpose in a society. It is tangible proof that someone gives a damn about what you can do as an individual. The money they pay you with they gain by preforming a service or function that others respect and value, and those others gain it the same way. To give someone money for something is to take the tangible “success,” that progress you’ve made and recognition you’ve… Read more »

rodsharc
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rodsharc

“”” I have a problem with people like Alex Grey who milk Tool for all its worth. Grey doesn’t have a direct relationship with TOOL (no influence on the music). He is trying to rip off naive Tool fans off their well earned money for some artsy wank project just because Tool used his art for their cover. Honestly I much prefered Cam De Leon’s contribution to TOol than Grey’s. Grey’s work is simply boring….add a few psychadelic rainbows and chakra skulls.””” Alex grey has been doing his art for over 30 years. He is close personal friends with TOOL.… Read more »

danielkauai21
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danielkauai21

Hellboys shirt made the fuckin news guys, check it out.
http://www.torontosun.com/entertainment/music/2009/08/06/10374756-sun.html

breanpig
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breanpig

alex grey does not milk tool at all adam jones and the rest of tool love his work and always ask him to work with them. Puscifer is nothing to do with tool if maynard want to show a different part of him self that is fine. If they want to sell things that is fine to.

trickma
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trickma

[quote comment=”35324″]Hellboys shirt made the fuckin news guys, check it out.
http://www.torontosun.com/entertainment/music/2009/08/06/10374756-sun.html%5B/quote%5D

Haha yeh I saw that, some guy was furious about it on Tool Navy forum, the funny thing is he then proceeded to contradict himself by complaining about the set list haha.

dan
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dan

Sounds like Alex Grey wants to start his own religion, what a wanker! The vid up on the T0ol site is probably the most pretentious thing I have ever seen in my life.