UPDATE: Painting 1 is gone.
Los Angeles: the hunt is on for free original paintings like the one above, by the one and only Scott Campbell. In fact, exactly like the one above. But you’re going to have to be quick, smart and pop culture-savvy.
Starting right now, and repeating each day until the Friday opening of his latest exhibit at Gallery 1988, Campbell is hiding an original painting from a famous film at the location where the scene was shot. Figure out the location, head there, find it and it’s yours. Then, see hundreds more paintings July 11 at the Revenge of the Great Showdowns exhibition at Gallery 1988 West.
Below, read Campbell’s clues about the first painting (seen above) and see a small selection of pieces that’ll be in this week’s show.
Here’s how Campbell describes The Great, Great Showdowns Hunt – Day 1.
Here’s what’s happening: I will post a little painting from a popular little film once every day this week leading up to the Revenge of the Great Showdowns exhibition on Friday, July 11th at Gallery 1988. These paintings shall be placed into envelopes and hidden somewhere at the location in which that scene happened.
The first person to find this painting shall keep this painting as a gift from me to you! I only ask that you post a picture of the found painting in your possession, so I can congratulate you in front of the world. Tweet it or whatever you like. #GreatGreatShowdownsHunt
This particular painting is from a film with suits in it. Black suits and ties were very popular in this film. Violence was also quite popular later on. But early on these fellas all gather around a table at a diner and discuss Madonna lyrics and tipping practices. Where were these guys dining??
The hunt is on, you guys.
We’ll update this post once the above painting is found and then check back every day this week for the others. If you happen to find it, send a photo via Twitter to @scottlava and @galleries1988. Throw on the hashtag #GreatGreatShowdownsHunt.
UPDATE: Gone. Check back tomorrow for another.
— Jorge Diaz (@JDEdits) July 7, 2014
The Revenge of the Great Showdowns opens July 11 at 7 p.m. at Gallery 1988 West, 7308 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA. It’ll then be on display through August 2. Here are just a few of the pieces that’ll be in the show. We’ll show more each day as we continue The Great, Great Showdowns Hunt.