Wes Anderson-inspired art exhibition comes to New York
For the past five years, the Spoke Art gallery in San Francisco has hosted an annual exhibition featuring artworks inspired by the movies of Wes Anderson.
Now the gallery has announced that its sixth show, entitled 'Bad Dads', will make its New York debut early next month. The event is known to attract costumed attendees, and with an estimated 39,000 people responding to the gallery's Facebook invitation, everyone may have to squeeze in a little.
"Although Anderson's films take us everywhere from a fictional pre-war Europe to the far reaches of India and even out to sea, New York City is home to one of Anderson’s first real successes, The Royal Tenenbaums," stated Spoke Art.
"His palpable connection to New York is only made stronger by the fact that he resides there as well, and as the exhibition enters its sixth consecutive year, it only makes sense to host it in such an exciting and diverse city."
The show began in 2009 as a pop-up exhibition curated by gallery owner Ken Harman, and has grown over the years into a highly respected event featuring work by dozens of artists from around the world.
Each of the artists takes a theme, location or character from one of Anderson's memorable films and uses it to create an original piece in a multitude of styles.
The New York exhibition will feature paintings, illustrations and sculpture, along with limited-edition prints, from 75 artists including Valentin Fischer, Joshua Budich, Daliah Lina Ammar, Christine Aria, Kemi Mai and Ivonna Buenrostro amongst many others.
The exhibition takes place at the Joseph Gross Gallery in Chelsea on August 7-9.
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