CULTURE & ARTS
04/21/2016 01:31 pm ET Updated Apr 21, 2016

This 'Game Of Thrones' Art Show Was Dark And Full Of Terrors

Five large-scale works were displayed in a scene ripped from the series.
A view of HBO's "Art the Throne" at New York City's Angel Orensanz Foundation.
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A view of HBO's "Art the Throne" at New York City's Angel Orensanz Foundation.

A former 19th-century synagogue metamorphosed into something grander than even the Red Keep's Great Hall on Wednesday night as New York City's Angel Orensanz Foundation played host to a "Game of Thrones" art show. 

The TV series has inspired seemingly countless fan-created drawings, paintings and latte art, and HBO's "Art the Throne" featured immersive works by five of them. Paper sculptor Jeff Nishinaka turned his favorite character -- inexplicably, the Night's King -- into a nightmarishly life-sized tableau made from carefully assembled layers of paper standing in a sea of wights. Pop Chart Lab, creators of meticulously organized infographics, memorialized Season 3's Red Wedding in appropriately hued plastic carved into a dire wolf. Illustrator Marcos Chin commemorated favorite lady swordsman Brienne of Tarth with a projected illustration that dissolved -- concerningly -- into flames, while street artist Tristan Eaton tipped a hat to Dany Targaryen with a series of six dragon-laced collage portraits. 

And, in the center, stood the duo CYRCLE's upside-down golden crown, cut with words associated with the series on its inside.

"I think it's just the writing," Jacob Anderson, who plays Grey Worm in the series, told The Huffington Post. "There's such a detail to the show -- so much that you can take from it in different ways. Someone might watch five seasons and the thing that they drew from it was that Brienne was a badass. Which is true! But then somebody else it's the idea of the crown -- for some people the throne is besides the point."

Take a look at the works below:

"The Night's King" paper sculpture by Jeff Nishinaka
Sara Boboltz
"The Night's King" paper sculpture by Jeff Nishinaka
Portrait of Daenerys Targaryen by Tristan Eaton
Sara Boboltz
Portrait of Daenerys Targaryen by Tristan Eaton
Portraits of Daenerys Targaryen by Tristan Eaton
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Portraits of Daenerys Targaryen by Tristan Eaton
The Red Wedding illustrated manuscript by Pop Chart Lab
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The Red Wedding illustrated manuscript by Pop Chart Lab
Detail of the Red Wedding illustrated manuscript by Pop Chart Lab
Sara Boboltz
Detail of the Red Wedding illustrated manuscript by Pop Chart Lab
Brienne of Tarth animated illustration by Marcos Chin
Sara Boboltz
Brienne of Tarth animated illustration by Marcos Chin
Brienne of Tarth animated illustration by Marcos Chin
Sara Boboltz
Brienne of Tarth animated illustration by Marcos Chin
"Overthrone Crown" by CYRCLE
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"Overthrone Crown" by CYRCLE
Detail of "Overthrone Crown" by CYRCLE
Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for HBO
Detail of "Overthrone Crown" by CYRCLE

"Game of Thrones" returns to HBO on April 24 at 9 p.m. EST.

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