Wednesday, October 29

"Agatha and Courtesan au Chocolat" for Bad Dads V at Spoke Art Gallery

I had so much fun creating this piece for Spoke Art's annual Wes Anderson inspired art exhibition.

After some nice email exchanged with my grandfather (who is a film afficionado and sees everything before I do) told me what a gem 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' was, and he was right.  He said "I enjoyed the hyperboles offered" - great line, grampa.

The movie was so beautiful and the story was so well-told, I had to do it.  "Rushmore" is my favorite Wes Anderson movie, but now they are tied...

I had another idea about all the hotel keys representing people but since I only had 2 days in my schedule to paint this, had to scrap it at the last minute for something I could complete faster.

Anyway, I think I'm going to continue this painting-the-frame concept.  Looking at some William Bradley art recently and got inspired.

So here is a painting inspired by both the Irish baker Agatha and the painting from the movie "Boy with Apple" :)

Bad Dads 5 opens Halloween!  
Dress up as your favorite Wes Anderson movie character

Oct. 31 - Nov. 22nd

Spoke Art Gallery
816 Sutter St.
San Fran, CA

and check out this beautiful flyer by the incomparable Nicole Gustaffson!

Also came across this wonderful story about the faux-masterpiece "Boy With Apple" that was created for the film "The Grand Budapest Hotel"

The faux masterpiece in process. 

And a clip I like about the making of the hotel itself:

Tuesday, October 21

Showa 40 for Grateful Collaborative x Hero Complex Gallery Charity show

Showa 40 (1965)

11x14" gouache on Arches paper

Red Batmobile prints available via Hero Complex Gallery (contact them for purchase)

and limited edition Blue Batmobile prints available here very soon

limited edition variant:


Recently the nice people at Darkwoods Productions and their non-profit Grateful Collaborative asked me to donate some artwork to help raise money for charity.

It's a short pop up show - I hope if you are out in the area you can go support it!

You can find this piece above there, the original is available for purchase as well as prints!

I'm also doing a limited edition print run with the Blue Batmobile so stay tuned for that.


Exhibit opens 
Friday, November 7th: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

One Weekend Only!
Exhibit runs 
Saturday & Sunday, November 8th & 9th: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Hero Complex Gallery
2020 S. Robertson Blvd, Studio D
Los Angeles, CA 90034