Posted on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
These days, animation isn’t as defined by age as it once was. Once upon a time, a Disney movie was only thought to be for kids. But recently, Pixar has tackled mature themes, the humor of South Park has become a cultural institution, Star Wars is an animated TV series, comic book characters have cartoons and thanks to genres like anime, R-rated animation isn’t an oxymoron.
Enter Justin White, an up and coming artist made popular through sites like Threadless. He’s decided to take that thought one step further and turn some of your favorite live action movies and TV shows in to animation. His first solo show is called Rated G and opens at Gallery 1988 Melrose, in Los Angeles on Friday. We’re proud to exclusively the entire show.
White’s familiar yet flithy animated style has reimagined scenes from 30 films and shows never meant for animation. Films like Fight Club, Fargo, Casablanca, The Breakfast Club, Oldboy, Kindergarden Cop, Alien, Reservoir Dogs, There Will Be Blood and a whole lot more have been reimagined as high quality animation cels. He even tackled TV shows like Community, The Office, Breaking Bad and more.
After the jump check out all 30 images from the show and find out when and how you can grab them.
Rated G opens from 7-10 p.m. on November 16 at Gallery 1988, 7020 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles and remains on display through November 30. Here’s all 30 pieces from the show, mouse over each for the title. (FYI: The Drive piece is NSFW.)
These originals will all be around $400 a piece. However, limited edition giclees will be made for most of the above cells (editions vary, but will likely be around 50 each). Conan and Night of the Living Dead have also been made into limited screenprints. You can see those below: