You could probably be forgiven for thinking that Sideshow's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles "Premium Art Print" wasn't that big a deal. I mean, given that Sideshow is mostly known for its high-end action figures and collectibles, I spent the first few minutes after I saw this thing wondering why they were charging a hundred bucks for a photograph of a bunch of statues.

But then I realized that it's not a photo at all, and is actually a brand new piece of art by the truly amazing Paolo Rivera, printed from an original oil painting. Check it out below!

 

 

You will almost assuredly know Rivera from his sequential work in comics like The Valiant and Amazing Spider-Man, but his oil painting work has a whole different level of weight to it.

Here are the details from Sideshow:

ABOUT THIS PREMIUM ART PRINT

Cowabunga! Straight from the sewers of NYC, everyone’s favorite heroes on a half shell are presented in Sideshow's new officially licensed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Premium Art Print. Faithfully replicated from an original oil painting by artist Paolo Rivera, this print is a must-have tribute for your Turtles collection!

Print details:

  • Hand-numbered limited edition of 250
  • 18x24" fine art giclée print
  • 100% cotton, acid-free, matte Museo Rag 300GSM
  • Epson archival inks
  • An authorized, automated penciled signature
  • Embossed seal of authenticity

Frame details:

  • Recycled Polystyrene Moulding (Black)
  • Custom double mat design (Black and olive green)
  • Framing grade acrylic
  • Wire hanger: No additional hardware required

In case you're wondering, an "authorized, automated penciled signature" is a signature that's made by a machine replicating Rivera's actual signature. The pencil, however, is 100% real.

The print will set you back $90 for the art itself, but comes framed for an additional $150. It's up right now for pre-order, complete with additional photos --- and a teaser that a statue might be coming later, too.