Monday, July 26, 2010

Curio: Crazy for Pee-Wee

Alexa from Pop Elegantiarum here. As JA mentioned, it's been 25 years since Pee-Wee's Big Adventure came out to mediocre reviews. Whether you love it or hate it, today it is inarguably a cult classic. Judd Apatow is even rumored to be pulling the strings on the new Pee-Wee movie Paul Rubens is writing (um, interesting). And at this year's Crazy 4 Cult, the annual exhibit of art inspired by cult films at Gallery1988 in Los Angeles, Pee-Wee was one of the most heavily represented subjects. This year's show runs through July 30th. What follows are some of the more interesting Pee-Wee portraits from the show's four years, in honor of his big screen anniversary.

Dave Perillo
"Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" board game giclee print on archival paper
signed and numbered edition of 50

16 x 20 inches

Danielle Rizzolo
"I'm A Loner, A Rebel"
oil on board, frame has engraved plate reading, "Property of Pee-Wee Herman"

13 x 16 inches

Ben Strawn "Pee-Wee"
mixed media on layers of plexiglass

12 x 21.5 inches, framed

Kennis Chow
acrylic on wood
24 x 18 inches

Chan Koak
"Pee-Wee's Morning"
acrylic on panel
11 x 14 inches

Sarah Soh
"Where'd You Go?"

gouache, 11 x 14 inches



these are fun. sorry i waited so long to post this. crazy day.

i love that the same subject ccan appear so different fr painting to painting. LIke Pee W... i love that one but he seems a little Gomez from the Addams Family cartoon yes?

Craig Bloomfield said...

Great finds/post Alexa!

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