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I am very proud to announce I will be taking part in Spoke Art Gallery’s March exhibition, “In Dreams: an art show tribute to the films of David Lynch” – opening Saturday March 8th 2014.

Featuring over 50 painters, print makers and illustrators from around the world, all paying homage to one of the greatest living film directors.

Opening night reception: Saturday, March 8th 2014.

Here’s a preview of my art for the exhibition which will be available exclusively through Spoke Art Gallery on March 8, 2014 (online soon after!):

REGULAR

“In Dreams, David Lynch”
18 x 35
Regular Edition of 80
Heavy metallic silver and three tints on metallic anthracite paper
Signed and numbered
INSTELLAR-BLUE
“In Dreams, David Lynch”
18 x 35
Interstellar Blue Edition of 25
Heavy metallic silver and three tints on metallic blue paper
Signed and numbered
SATIN-BLACK
“In Dreams, David Lynch”
18 x 35
Satin Black Edition of 15
Heavy metallic silver and three tints on satin black paper
Signed and numbered
LYNCH-WOOD-PANEL
“In Dreams, David Lynch”
18 x 35
Birch Panel Edition of 5
Acrylic & heavy metallic silver and three tints on birch panel
Signed and numbered
(framed)
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In my print “In Dreams, David Lynch” I made subtle reference to Milton Glaser’s portrait of Bob Dylan with my treatment of Mr. Lynch’s hair.  I slanted the tonality of this portrait toward monochrome to reflect David Lynch’s groundbreaking early black and white films Eraserhead andThe Elephant Man. I made this choice to refer, not only to David Lynch’s legendary and iconographic status as a cultural oracle, but also as homage to Mr. Glaser and to my artistic roots in rock’n’roll printmaking.
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Lynch_flyer-Sperry

I am very proud to announce I will be taking part in Spoke Art Gallery’s March exhibition, “In Dreams: an art show tribute to the films of David Lynch” – opening Saturday March 8th 2014.

Featuring over 50 painters, print makers and illustrators from around the world, all paying homage to one of the greatest living film directors.

Opening night reception: Saturday, March 8th 2014.

Here’s a preview of my print for the exhibition which will be available exclusively through Spoke Art Gallery on March 8, 2014 (online soon after!):

DAVID LYNCH WEB

“In Dreams, David Lynch”
18 x 35
Edition of 80
Heavy metallic silver and three tints on metallic anthracite paper
Signed and numbered
_______________
In my print “In Dreams, David Lynch” I made subtle reference to Milton Glaser’s portrait of Bob Dylan with my treatment of Mr. Lynch’s hair.  I slanted the tonality of this portrait toward monochrome to reflect David Lynch’s groundbreaking early black and white films Eraserhead and The Elephant Man. I made this choice to refer, not only to David Lynch’s legendary and iconographic status as a cultural oracle, but also as homage to Mr. Glaser and to my artistic roots in rock’n'roll printmaking.
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With the closing of Spoke Art’s wildly successful art show “Bad Dads, an art show tribute to the films of Wes Anderson,” I am releasing the variant editions of my art print inspired by the Wes Anderson movie Moonrise Kingdom. The regular edition of 50 sold out through Spoke Art, and is not available. Best of luck to Ken Harman and the talented Spoke Art artists, and crew heading to Miami to exhibit during Art Basel Miami at Scope Art Fair!

I am making a very limited release of my variant editions of “Kissing the Girl From Jupiter” on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at a random time.

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Kissing The Girl From Jupiter
33 x 22
Gold Edition of 12
7 colors on gold metallic paper
Signed and Numbered

Sold Out – Thank You!

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KISSING-THE-GIRL-FROM-JUPITER-BRONZE

Kissing The Girl From Jupiter
33 x 22
Bronze Edition of 12
7 colors on bronze metallic paper
Signed and Numbered

Sold Out – Thank You!

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KISSING-THE-GIRL-FROM-JUPITER-OPAL

Kissing The Girl From Jupiter
33 x 22
Opal Edition of 12
7 colors on opal metallic paper
Signed and Numbered

Sold Out – Thank You!

____________________

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Kissing The Girl From Jupiter
33 x 22
Edition of 50
7 colors on archival cream paper
Signed and Numbered

KISIING-THE-GIRL-FROM-JUPITER-GOLD

Kissing The Girl From Jupiter
33 x 22
Gold Edition of 12
7 colors on gold metallic paper
Signed and Numbered

KISSING-THE-GIRL-FROM-JUPITER-BRONZE

Kissing The Girl From Jupiter
33 x 22
Bronze Edition of 12
7 colors on bronze metallic paper
Signed and Numbered

KISSING-THE-GIRL-FROM-JUPITER-OPAL

Kissing The Girl From Jupiter
33 x 22
Opal Edition of 12
7 colors on opal metallic paper
Signed and Numbered

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I’m happy to reveal my new print for Spoke Art’s “Bad Dads, an art show tribute to the films of Wes Anderson.” Below is information regarding the Spoke Art’s show, and below that, my inspiration for creating the print.

Spoke Art is proud to present:
Bad Dads: an art show tribute to the films of Wes Anderson

Friday, November 1st
Halloween costume party at the gallery
All ages, no cover, 6pm – 10pm

Saturday, November 2nd
Halloween costume party at the gallery
All ages, no cover, 6pm – 10pm

Sunday, November 3rd
Castro Theatre triple feature
Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums and Moonrise Kingdom
screening starts at 5pm
prints from the show will be available for purchase

Learn more or RSVP via Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/535301666558420/ 

Monday, November 4th
All remaining original works and limited edition prints made available online
3pm PST (approximate)
http://spoke-art.com

I have become a huge fan of Moonrise Kingdom, having watched this movie many times.

Last year, I was in constant flight making shows and appearances non-stop; I watched Moonrise Kingdom end to end over a dozen times. These were long flights, whiled away happily involved in Mr. Anderson’s world of Moonrise Kingdom. I have a policy: I would rather watch one excellent movie over and over than to watch one bad movie once.

I flew in my own Moonrise Kingdom from the US to Europe, Europe to the US. Then I watched it some more, 17 hours San Francisco to Argentina for my appearance at the Trimarchi Design Conference and back again 17 hours. Then I watched it yet more from San Francisco to New York City just in time for my ill-fated Moonalice Art Show at the Brooklyn Bowl during Hurricane Sandy with the stars of the San Francisco Rock Poster Tradition (Stanley Mouse and Wes Wilson no less). By the time Halloween ruffled Manhattan the day after the historic hurricane passed, and I strolled to the Neue Museum on East 88th to catch some Vienna Secession art work, passing adorable children in their Halloween costumes, trick-or-treating on the Upper East Side, I was experiencing the pathos of a festival celebrated on the wake of disaster with a mind which had deeply ingested massive doses of Wes Anderson’s tragic serio-comic sensibilities. Strange it was just a year ago. Stranger still, the feeling of having absorbed this movie into one of the busiest and most rewarding and odd periods of my life hasn’t passed.

My art print “Kissing The Girl From Jupiter” for “Bad Dads” is a celebration of the amazing screen chemistry, the romantic pairing of actors Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman who play Suzy Bishop and Sam Shakusky in Moonrise Kingdom. Characters Sam and Suzy are mis-matched lovers caught in a doomed fantasy. Their star-crossed love story takes bloom with a first kiss in their Moonrise Kingdom. I aim to contrast the realism of my portrayal of their figures to a fantastic, near psychedelic background depicting a romantic, emotional truth of first love. It’s a very innocent piece. The title “Kissing the Girl From Jupiter” refers to the title of a science-fiction fantasy book that Suzy has brought with her in her flight to Moonrise Kingdom, one which was featured in the animated short film Wes Anderson made to promote the release of Moonrise Kingdom (see below).

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