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Earlier this month, we wrote about Matt Zoller Seitz‘s new book The Wes Anderson Collection, a book examining the work of writer/director Wes Anderson. The Pulitzer Prize finalist has been following Anderson’s career since the very beginning, and has teamed up with editor Steven Santos to bring the book to the web in a documentary/video essay format. Last week we posted the first two chapters, on Bottle Rocket and Rushmore. Matt has now released Chapter 3 and 4 which cover The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. Both are online and available to view after the jump.

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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 »

Los Angeles’s famous pop culture art gallery Gallery1988 will be launching a new show next week at their Melrose location called “Please Post Bills”, an art tribute to Bill Murray. About 80 artists are involved in this group show that will be paying tribute to a comedic legend with prints, sculptures and original pieces.

The show will have its grand opening on Thursday November 3rd 2011, and will run through November 26th. We posted 15 preview pieces from the show last week (click here if you missed it). Gallery1988 has sent us a few new previews, and we’ve also compiled some pieces around the internet. Check them out now after the jump.

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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 »

Cool Stuff: Brandon Schaefer’s Movie Posters

25-year-old Massachusetts-based graphic artist Brandon Schaefer has created an impressive collection of retro-minimal movie posters. The Ghostbusters-inspired posters above have been making the internet rounds recently, but Schaefer has a huge portfolio of posters, some of which can even be purchased as prints on inPRNT.com. Check out some of his posters, after the jump.
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Cool Stuff: The Evolution of Bill Murray Poster

Tim Doyle has created an awesome homage to Bill Murray. The “Bill Murray Times Six” poster is screenprinted using four colors in wide format (as seen after the jump), 6″ tall by 36″ wide, and limited to only 50 (40 being made available to the public). Available on Nakatomiinc for $30, and also available in a neon glow-in-the-dark variant for $50.

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