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