Three of my favorite holidays, back-to-back: Halloween, Día de los Muertos, and now, Bad Dads 2012, the annual exhibit of Wes Anderson-inspired art. It's the most wonderful time of the year!
1. Rhys Cooper, who made my beloved "Vulpes Vulpes" last year, has nailed it again with "Margot Helen Tenenbaum" and — oh, no, it sold out before I had a chance to finish this post — "I'm A Raven". The colors in both are absolutely fantastic.
2. Blaine Fontana's original painting "Klaus' Legacy" would be perfect for my dear friend Leah, who secretly believes that all creatures should be striped. So precious!
3. I could never own Nate Duval's "Jaguar Shark" because it would terrify me day and night: it glows in the dark! But even a scaredy-cat like me must admit that is tremendously cool.
4. How sweet would Jessica Deahl's "The Old Chickchaw Harvest Migration Trail" be in a kid's room? Again, Wes Anderson seems to inspire the best color combinations.
5. Oh my goodness, this one is out-of-control amazing: Angela Casserly created "Fantastic Mr. Fox's Hunting Lodge", a 16"x21" sculpture. It's $1,450 and I need it.
6.– 8. The last three pieces — "Herman", "Walt", and "Raleigh" — are all by Oliver Barrett. I'd like to imagine that Bill Murray will star in a Wes Anderson once a year for the rest of eternity, and Oliver Barrett will create a print for each one, and the world will be a beautiful place. Unfortunately, "Steve" is already sold out..
Bad Dads 2012 is on view at Spoke Art in San Francisco until November 24th.
(All images as credited above, available through Spoke Art)