Maryanna Hoggatt

Hard to believe it’s been five years since Spoke Art kicked off their Wes Anderson inspired art show Bad Dads. In that time, Anderson has made two new films, Moonrise Kingdom in 2012 and The Grand Budapest Hotel earlier this year. That means that more than 80 artists tasked with making art based on any Wes Anderson film had a new option to draw from this year.

So yes, you’ll see a good amount of Grand Budapest Hotel art at the exhibit, which is now on display in San Francisco as well as online. But you’ll get all of Anderson’s other movies too. As always, it’s an eclectic and awesome collection of art that Anderson himself will surely approve of. In fact, he already has.

Below, see just a small sampling of the work in the fifth annual Bad Dads Wes Anderson art show. Read More »

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There couldn’t be a better time for Spoke Art to launch its fourth annual tribute to the films of Wes Anderson. The director is fresh in the public’s mind thanks to an amazing new trailer for his new film, as well as interesting new behind the scenes videos, and a hilarious new parody of his work. Now it’s time for Bad Dads.

Over 100 artists from around the world have once again created brand new art inspired by the growing oeuvre of writer/director Wes Anderson. This year, the show opens with a costume party on November 1 and 2 followed by a triple feature of three Anderson films: Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums and his most recent release, Moonrise Kingdom, on November 3.

Below, check out a small sampling of work in the San Francisco based show and all the particulars. Read More »

For the third straight year, the films of Wes Anderson have been framed. Spoke Art, San Francisco’s pre-eminent pop art gallery, has just opened their third annual Bad Dads show featuring works of art inspired by the films of the fantastic filmmaker. It’s a show Anderson himself is aware of and a fan of. In our interview earlier this year on the occasion of Moonrise Kingdom, he said the following about the show:

I have seen some [of the art] on the Internet and seeing somebody make artwork inspired by things in my movies is one of the most exciting things to me.

Moonrise Kingdom was exciting for lots of artists this year too as Anderson’s latest film was one of the most popular subjects chosen. But that doesn’t mean classics like Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and others weren’t well-represented.

After the jump, check out just a small sampling of the art now available from the show, which is open through November 24. Read More »

New York Comic-Con starts Thursday and while it hasn’t quite reached the insane heights of San Diego, it’s getting there. One company that’s certainly helping is Spoke Art, who’ll have a massive booth at the Con with no less than eight exclusive prints, previously sold out editions and much more.

The bulk of the exclusives will be the kick off of their third annual Bad Dads art show, featuring art inspired by the films of Wes Anderson. We’ve featured both years (extensively) in the past and this year, with a new movie in theaters (Moonrise Kingdom), there’s even more excellent art by artists such as Max Dalton, Joshua Budich, Issac Bidwell and Dave Perillo (the exhibit will then continue in San Francisco later this month). Plus, Tim Doyle has released a new Simpsons themed piece in his Unreal Estate series and it’s the Worst. Print. Ever. Yes, you guessed the location. That show, too, will continue in the future.

After the jump, check out all the new Spoke Art pieces that’ll be at New York Comic Con booth #3223 beginning this week and more. Read More »

One year ago, the Spoke Art Gallery burst onto the scene in San Francisco with a show of art centered on the evocative and beautiful films of Wes Anderson. That show was called Bad Dads and now, to celebrate Spoke’s one year anniversary, it’s time for a sequel. The second Bad Dads exhibit opens October 29 and 30 at the Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco and we’re lucky enough to exclusively premiere several pieces from the show which are on sale now.

We’ve got three pieces by Joshua Budich, whose work you might recognize from Spoke’s Quentin vs. Coens shows as well as Crazy 4 Cult and several detailed views of the above, glow-in-the-dark piece by Max Dalton, whose work continues to be nothing short of remarkable. Check them out and find out more information on the show after the jump. Read More »

This month CollegeHumor launched a new web series titled Bad Dads, starring Michael Cera (Superbad, Scott Pilgrim) and Will Hines (Upright Citizens Brigade, Very Mary-Kate). The series of improv-based comedy sketches directed by Derek Westerman feature “a son tries desperately to form a relationship with his chronically absent father.” After the jump you can watch the first two parts of the five-part series. I’ve also included the trailer teasing the whole series. Episode 3 will be released next Wednesday.
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This art exhibit is our Rushmore. Recently, we ran our first preview of images from Bad Dads, a brand new art exhibit featuring art inspired by the films of Wes Anderson. Well, there’s so much beautiful art in this show – inspired by the films Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited and Fantastic Mr. Fox – that we had to do another post. All of this art and more will be on display at the brand new LoPo Gallery in San Francisco, CA beginning October 30. Over 60 artists created originals and screenprints that will be for sale both at the opening and online the day after. Click below to see more art from the show and get all the information you seek. Read More »

The films of Wes Anderson have many of the qualities of a great painting. Strong composition, beautiful colors and compelling characters all come to mind. Well, the brand new LoPo Gallery in San Francisco, CA is hosting an exhibition of art all based on the films of Anderson: Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited and Fantastic Mr. Fox. The exhibit, called Bad Dads, opens October 30. We’ve been scouring the web for examples of art from the show, which reportedly will have works from over 60 artists, and have come up with a whole bunch of awesomeness. Some of them are originals, others are screenprints, and anything that doesn’t sell at the opening will be available online the next day. Hit the jump for all the links and images from the show. Then check back soon as we have another set all ready to go. Read More »

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