Quentin vs. Coen

Opening tomorrow, April 7th in New York City at Bold Hype gallery is a show by the title “Quentin vs. Coen.” The show will showcase artists from all around the country. The show is brought to you by Spoke Art, who brought you the Wes Anderson themed show last year called “Bad Dads.”

I am absolutely thrilled to see what all of the artists worked up for the show. I am also just as thrilled, if not more, to be a part of said exhibit. I decided to pick two of my favorite films from each of the directors and interpret them in my own way. I chose Kill Bill and Oh Brother where art thou.

When I began I started to think about all of the influences that those two directors take their material from and tried to trace them back to their most original source and still keep it in the same style. For Kill Bill I chose to create something in the style of a traditional Japanese woodblock print and for Oh Brother I went for a black figure greek vase. There are tons of little symbols to look for in both that have references to scenes or ideas from the movies. Check them out:

You will be able to purchase them at THIS LINK for House of Blue Leaves

and THIS LINK for Paterfamilias.

following is a little more about the show itself:

Spoke Art is proud to present: “Quentin vs. Coen – An art show tribute to the films of Tarantino and the Brothers”, a followup to last year’s highly successful “Bad Dads – a tribute to Wes Anderson.” For “Quentin vs. Coen”, Spoke Art has arranged a battle-royal style art show featuring over 100 world class artists from the new contemporary art scene. Painters, screen printers and digital artists were invited to reinterpret their favorite scenes, characters and films from the heralded directors, resulting in an eclectic showing of inspirational fine art.

The first installment of our “versus” series, “Quentin vs Coen” looks to expand on the concept of a pop-culture themed art show by pitting together two directors who share overlapping or similar stylistic themes, and allowing the viewer to decide their favorites. Though there are many distinct differences between the bodies of work created by both Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers, their crafting of generation-defining soundtracks, the penchant for ubiquitous violence, their casting of the same actors (notably Steve Buscemi), and their ability to constantly create spectacular works of varying genres (everything from Kung-Fu to crime dramas to westerns), have cemented both Quentin and the Coens as some of the most important directors of our generation.

For our upcoming show, Spoke Art has recruited an extensive network of renowned and emerging artists in a spontaneous and free for all art exhibit. No restrictions were placed on content or subject matter, allowing each artist choose their personal favorite scenes, films and characters. With over 100 artists, “Quentin vs. Coen” offers a broad range of affordable prints and also fine art works.

The show opens on Thursday, April 7th at Bold Hype Gallery in New York City and will be on view until Saturday, April 9th. We will be celebrating our opening night with a costume contest and complimentary “Caucasian” cocktails (White Russians).

Following is a list of my colleagues that will be participating in the show:

Painters: Andrew J Spear, Audrey Pongracz, Ben Kehoe, Becky Dreistadt, Brian M. Viveros, Casey Weldon, Chad Hasegawa, Charlie Immer, Christopher Mitchell, Daniel P Williams, Dave Greco, David Choquette, David Rose, Derek Gores, Edith Lebeau, Eric Bonhomme, Evan B Harris, Garry Booth, Gene Guynn, Greg Gossel, Gustavo Ponce, Gwendolyn, Irma Rivera, Jason Levesque, Jesse Riggle, Jing Wei, Johannah O’ Donnell, John Felix Arnold, Kenyon Bajus, Killer Napkins, Lauren Gregg, Lucas Gluesenkamp, Miguel Heredia, Morgan Blair, Munk One, Nimit Malavia, Omar Hauksson, Rafael Santiago, Rich Pellegrino, Roland Tamayo, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Sarah “Sae” Soh, Saul Gonzalez, Scott Scheidly, Shannon Bonatakis, Sherri Cobb, Steve Seeley, Steven Daily, Tatiana Suarez, Tessa Morrison, Tiffany Liu, Tom Haubrick, Tristan Eaton

Screen Printers: Aaron Hartman, Aye Jay, Brandon Schaefer, Brian Methe, Bungaloo, Cassie Podish, Charles Moran, Christina Perry, Clint Wilson, Daniel Williams, Darin Shock, Dave Perillo, Derek Gabryszak, Evanimal, Gigart, Henry Contreras, Ibraheem Youssef, Jacques sym7, Jeff Proctor, Jeremy Berkley, Jessie Phillips, Jim Mazza, Johannah O’Donnell, John Howard, John Perry, Jon Smith, Joshua Budich, Justin Anville, Justin Parpan, Land Land, Lil’ Tuffy, Lloyd Stas, Mark Wesler, Matt Dye, Matt Leunig, Max Dalton, Mike King, Mike Mitchell, Oliver Barrett, Omar Hauksson, Pete McDonough, Rafael Santiago, Reza Rasoli, Rhys Cooper, Roll and Tumble Press, Stefan Fahler, Tim Doyle, Todd Slater, Trey Wadsworth, Zach Landrum

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