Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Curio: Wes Anderson's Bad Dads

Alexa from Pop Elegantiarum here with your weekly arts and crafts.

There is a very cool exhibit coming up for those in San Francisco. As I've noted many times, Wes Anderson is a bottomless source of inspiration for visual artists. So Spoke Art, a transient art gallery and publishing house based in the Bay Area, is taking advantage of the bounty by putting on an art show tribute to Wes Anderson titled Bad Dads ("as nearly every Wes Anderson character has family issues, notably father issues"). The exhibit opens this Saturday at LoPo Gallery. And apparently there will be prints available soon from Spoke's online store!

Here's a preview of some of the images. It's not surprising that Royal Tenenbaum (of, well, The Royal Tenenbaums) figures largely.

Lauren Gregg

Dave Greco

Tim Doyle

Max Dalton

Kevin Tong

Caia Koopman



Gah, these are beautiful. Especially love that last one of Gwynnie. I think it's my favorite performance of hers.

chris na Taraja said...

I haven't seen a Wes Anderson film with out a serious father issue. But if you look at the films it looks like he's working it out.

In ROYAL and AQUATIC dad is clearly reeking havok. In DARJEELING he's finally dead, and in MR FOX, well, he's back again, but now he's sort of a charming hero. Wes Andersons dad must of been some character.