Cool Stuff: The 5th Annual 'Bad Dads' Wes Anderson Art Show

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.

Bad Dads is currently on display at Spoke Art,  816 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA and will remain until November 22. You can learn more about it, and buy pieces at They just went on sale 10am PST Friday.

Here's a bunch of work from the show. Mouse over each for the artists name.

Bad Dads V: Wes Anderson Art Show

Here's the full press release:

Spoke Art is proud to present Bad Dads V – A group art show tribute to the films of Wes Anderson. Following the incredibly popular exhibitions of years past, Bad Dads continues to grow and progress as a dynamic group exhibition. This year over 80 artists were invited to contribute an original work of art, spanning from paintings to sculptures to limited edition screen prints, all in tribute to one the world's most noteworthy filmmakers.

With the addition of Anderson's latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, this year's show has more material to draw upon than ever. Set amongst a fictional pre-war European setting, the film is a magical display of elegant impermanence. Both the meticulous style and attention to detail make the film impeccably Anderson. Aesthetically remaining in a state of antiquity and sophistication, the screwball inspired adventure harkens back to Wes Anderson's earlier films.

From the rolling landscapes of Moonrise Kingdom to the dysfunctional household of The Royal Tenenbaums, Bad Dads reveals the inner youthful sentiment in all of us. Each artist was free to choose their own film for subject matter, resulting in a dazzling display of character portraits, elaborate environments and iconic themes and motifs. Along with a traditional exhibition of painting and sculpture, Bad Dads V also has installation based works as well as collectable toys and apparel items.

Participating Artists:

Rebecca Adams, Paul Ainsworth, Glenn Arthur, Maxfield Bala, Derek Ballard, Chris Barrett, Oliver Barrett, Kesley Beckett, Jill Bencsits, Ryan Berkeley, Robert, Bowen, Joshua Budich, Ivonna Buenrostro, Sandi Calistro, Keith Carter, Mar Cerdà, Matt Chase, Tracie Ching, Stanley Chow, Dan Christofferson, Rodrigo Cifuentes, Cdczmb, Jason D'Aquino, Max Dalton, Vic De Leon, Bagger43, Tim Doyle, James Eads, Epyon5, Evanimal, Veronica Fish, Jayde Fish, Monica Garwood, Sam Gilbey, Dan Girssom , Dominic Guidote, Nicole Gustafsson, Justin Hager, Haari & Deepti, Maryanna Hoggatt, Christine Hostetler, Primary Hughes, Maria Suarez-Inclan, Aaron Jasinski, Tim Jordan, Joemur, Alex R Kirzhener, Kikyz1313, Bartosz Kosowoski, Conor Langton, Doug LaRocca, Nan Lawson, Marty Machado, Noelle Maclanahan, Brian Methe, Scott Mitchell, Tessa Morrison, Danielle Murray, Matt Needle, Johannah O'Donnell, VanOrton Design, Ruel Pascual , Alex Pearson, Rich Pellegrino, Michael Ramstead, Fernando Reza, Matt Ritchie, Rebecca Rose, Ellen Schinderman, Cuyler Smith, Meghan Stratman, Cuddly Rigor Mortis, TLTV, Geoff Trapp, Justin VanGenderen, Chris Walker, Casey Weldon, Bruce White, Robert Wilson, Lauren YS