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The Crown Gallery Shows the Artwork of Horror-Master Clive Barker

artwork: Clive Barker -  "Warrior With Spiky Shoulder", 1998 - Oil on canvas - 24" x 24" - Courtesy of © Clive Barker. On view at the Crown Gallery, Carlisle in "Clive Barker: Imaginer" until August 23rd.

Carlisle, UK.- The Crown Gallery is proud to host the first British exhibiton of artwork by Clive Barker. “Clive Barker, Imaginer” will be on view at the gallery through August 23rd. Clive Barker has worked for over twenty five years as an ‘Imaginer’. He was discovered with a quote from Stephen King in 1984 who said; “I have seen the future of horror and his name is Clive Barker,” which heralded the release of ‘The Books of Blood.’ These books were issued with six covers painted by Barker to illustrate his stories and characters. In 1987 Clive Barker adapted his short story ‘The Hellbound Heart’ into the horror masterpiece Hellraiser which brought the world his character of Pinhead, who would go on to star in eight sequels before the 2012 remake hits our screens. Few people actually know that Hellraiser only exists because Clive Barker sold his story to the studios with six ink drawings depicting the Cenobites and the character of Frank transforming, as the horror within the story comes to life on the big screen.