Posted on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
Though it only ran three seasons, Arrested Development was so incredibly funny and smart, its cultural impact can still be seen almost everywhere you look. Stars from the show such as Jason Bateman, Portia De Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, David Cross and Tony Hale saw their careers either take off or take off again because of the show. The whip smart, self-referential brand of humor has been mimicked in shows like Community, Parks & Recreation and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Several of the shows directors – Greg Mottola, Paul Feig, Jay Chandrasekhar, Joe and Anthony Russo – are all now major Hollywood players. The list goes on and on.
Fox canceled the show in 2006 but its fan base and impact endured so strongly, Netflix agreed to air a whole new season of the show next year leading up to an eventual feature film.
Before that can happen, though, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles is hosting a full, Arrested Development themed art show called There’s Always Money In the Banana Stand. It opens this Friday and, after the jump, check out a huge gallery of images, many of which you won’t find anywhere else.
Here are just a few images from There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand. Mouse over or click on each for the artist and title. Some are teases of full pieces, others are exclusives, but I tried not to run only pieces found on other websites.
Finally, here’s a piece that needs a video to showcase it’s awesomeness. The Tony Wonder (“Did someone say, ‘Wonder?’”) Born and Bread in the USA Playset by Mick Minogue and Paddy Dunne. Read more about it here.
The show opens June 29 at 7 p.m. at 7020 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles CA and remains on display through July 21. Visit Gallery1988.com for more information.
The art will go on sale first at the opening and then June 30 online. Follow @Galleries1988 for the heads up.