Spoke Art definitely made waves in New York City with their sixth annual Wes Anderson art exhibit, “Bad Dads”. The word on the street was that 60,000 people visited the gallery through the weekend engagement. Wes Anderson and Jason Schwartzman visited the gallery during the show to give a kind affirmation to Spoke Art and it’s group of artists. There was great press coverage; Vogue Magazine and the Wall Street Journal featured the event. I’m very proud to have shared the spotlight with all the great artists who made this one of the coolest art shows of the summer!
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 is making a very limited release of this poster online HERE