Spoke Art is proud to present our sixth annual Wes Anderson art exhibit, “Bad Dads” – a group show of over 70 artists, being held as an exclusive weekend pop-up show at Joseph Gross Gallery in New York City’s vibrant Chelsea arts district.
Bad Dads VI is on view August 7th – 9th, 2015
Joseph Gross Gallery
My contribution to Spoke Art’s “Bad Dads” is inspired by the spirit and setting of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. When writing the script for The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness were deeply inspired by the writings of the early 20th Century Austrian author Stefan Zweig.
Meditating on The Grand Budapest Hotel, my mind naturally gravitated to Austrian artist Gustav Klimt’s gold and silver metallic palette, composition, and use of pattern. I wanted my art print to have a period Viennese style. Anderson’s character Agatha strikes a Klimtische pose adorned in gold and silver ink, discreetly holding the hotel’s concierge Monsieur Gustav H.’s prison-break tools behind her back. Agatha is set against the meticulously recreated period wallpaper pattern from her bedroom.
“Not Only Immensely Skilled: She Was Also Very Brave”
18 x 35
Edition of 100
7 colors on cream paper
Signed and Numbered
Spoke Art will be making a very limited release of this poster and it’s variants at the show, followed by an online release.
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“Bad Dads” began six years ago as a pop-up exhibition curated by gallery owner Ken Harman and has now blossomed through the years into a highly anticipated, memorable, and often costumed art event. Gaining international recognition, the exhibition has evolved along with Anderson’s eight feature films (as well as numerous shorts and commercial features) giving each and every artist a well of inspiration to draw from.
Comprised of original painting and sculpture as well as a multitude of limited edition prints, “Bad Dads VI” is a wide-ranging display of artistry from all over the world. Exhibiting a host of different styles and talents, each artist approaches their work with the same meticulous detail that Anderson approaches his. Drawing upon the stylized world that Anderson has set forth, each artist was free to choose their own film for subject matter, resulting in a spectacular range of character portraits, highly detailed environments and iconic themes and motifs, prominent in each of Anderson’s films.
100% Soft, Rebecca Mason Adams, Daliah Lina Ammar, Anarkitty, Brianna Angelakis, Christine Aria, Kelsey Beckett, Jill Bencsits, Johnny Bergeron, Ryan Berkley, Joshua Budich, Ivonna Buenestro, Bungaloo, Sandi Calistro, Julian Callos, Keith Carter, Mar Cerada, James Charles, Matt Chase, Tracie Ching, Dan Christofersson, Charles Clary, Rhys Cooper, Cuddly Rigor Mortis, Max Dalton, Jessica Deahl, Tim Doyle, Emily Dumas, Matt Dye, Epyon5, Valentin Fischer, Veronica Fish, Monica Garwood, Sam Gilbey, Rebecca Green, Lauren Gregg, Dominic Guidote, Justin Hager, Primary Hughes, Charlie Immer, Maria Suarez Inclan, Martine Johanna, Tim Jordan, Alex R Kirzhner, Bartosz Kosowski, Calvin Lai, Conor Langton, Nan Lawson, Micah LeBrun, Adam Lister, Kemi Mai, Scott Mitchell, Guillaume Morellec, Danielle Murray, Rueben Negron, Conor Nolan, Chelsea O’Byrne, Lily Padula, Anna Pan, Rich Pellegrino, Audrey Pongracz, Patrycja Podkościelny, Michael Ramstead, Fernando Reza, Matt Ritchie, Michelle Romo, Rebecca Rose, Daniel Speight, Chuck Sperry, Meghan Stratman, Mike Stilkey, Dean Stuart, Mandy Tsung, Van Orton, Casey Weldon, Helice Wen, Bec Winnel and Alice X Zhang