2011 Bad Dads Exhibit: A Celebration of Wes Anderson

For the second year in a row, Spoke Art in San Francisco has hosted a Wes Anderson costume party to kick-off its annual Bad Dads exhibition, and for the second year in a row I've forgotten to go. Fortunately, the artists' amazing works are on view until November 22nd and I'm sure they wouldn't mind at all if you happened to be in costume when you stopped by…


  • Rhys Cooper's "Vulpes Vulpes" is as regal as should be expected- complete with tiny tape player.

  • "Margo", an original painting by Sani Calistro, has the feel of an icon, holy & lovely.

  • Charles Moran's "Needle In The Hay" has an excellent movie-poster aesthetic, and I'm sure it's even cooler in person since it's screenprinted with metallic inks. Plus it comes with it's own soundtrack, since I can't look at it without singing the Elliot Smith song in my head.

  • Jonas Lofgren's "Margot" is from a run of only 40 prints, a combination of giclee printing and archival inks. The pink poof of smoke and her pink cheek just kill me!

  • I love "Bean" by Jing Wei: apples into cider, birch plywood, perfect simplicity.

  • Danielle Rizzolo's painting "The Architecture of the House on Archer Avenue" re-imagines the Tenenbaum's home as made of- appropriately- books.

  • Clint Wilson's "Research Turtle" makes me think about how efficiently and thoroughly I could complete my Apartment Therapy posts, if only I had a research turtle.

  • Last and most sold-out is this incredible piece from last year's exhibition that I just had to show you. Natalie Portman, with her yellow robe and short hair, done in classic French Art Nouveau poster style. Isn't it lovely? It was made by Joshua Budich, and I'm pretty sure we all need one. Please, Joshua?

See all of these works and so, so many more at Spoke Art, now until November 22nd 2011.

Images: Spoke Art

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