Death and the Maiden: Ars Longa Vita Brevis


Death & the Maiden: Ars Longa Vita Brevis is the first release from the Death & the Maiden® collection, a collaboration between artists Jasmine Becket-Griffith and David Van Gough. This original acrylic painting debuted and sold as part of the Aestheta exhibit at the Dark Art Emporium in Long Beach, California and is now available as fine art reproductions to collectors worldwide. “Ars Longa Vita Brevis” = “Art is Long, Life is Short.”   The catalyst for this new collection begins a darkly whimsical narrative that will explore the journey of Death & the Maiden through the Underworld, and into worlds beyond — an epic and inevitable tale manifested by David & Jasmine.

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Glossy Photo Prints

All Glossy Photo Prints are printed on a glossy photo paper with archival inks. A 1/2″ white border is included around the printed area of the artwork. When you select the print size and type that you want to purchase, the Printed Area Dimensions will appear below your selection. Please note the dimensions to make sure that the print you select is a size that will work for your needs. We cannot provide custom print sizes at this time. What you see offered is what is available.

Open Edition Canvas Prints

These prints are made on canvas with archival inks and varnished with a UV resistant finish. They are gallery-wrap style — wrapped on boards, stretched over a frame and are shipped ready-to-hang. The canvas sides are printed in black, creating a natural self-framing effect, so you don’t have to purchase an additional frame if you don’t want to. The entire piece is also painted with a UV varnish and then heat set for maximum protection and longevity. They are truly beautiful pieces and it is often difficult to tell them apart from the originals. The open edition canvases are on deep gallery wrapped boards. The Open Editions are set to a specific size format and there may be some slight cropping around the edges from the original artwork.

Masterpiece Edition Prints

For this series, the Masterpiece Limited Edition Hand-Embellished Canvases will be limited to the number ordered within the 48 hour window of this launch. When the 48 hour window expires on March 22nd at noon PST, these Masterpiece editions will no longer be available. Each Masterpiece Edition will be hand embellished by both Jasmine and David. Please allow 5-6 weeks for delivery. We first have to make the canvas prints, ship them to Jasmine and David to hand-embellish, and they will pack and ship them to you. Depending on how many orders we get for Masterpieces, this could take a little bit of time, so we appreciate your patience.


Please allow up to 2 weeks for shipping in the US and 3-4 weeks for international shipping. International shipping times can vary depending on your country’s Border Customs practices. NOTE: Some items may ship separately. Learn more about our shipping practices.