Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Spoke Art's "Scorsese" Show Preview

Spoke Art has conquered the whimsical world of Wes Anderson, the bloody universe of Tarantino, and the Coen Brothers' darkly comedic landscape, but it's the outfit's newest endeavor which may prove to be its most potent. "Scorsese: An Art Show Tribute," which will heretofore simply be referred to as "Scorsese," is set to feature a bevy of amazing artworks, all of which are inspired by the man who brought us Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, Casino, Shutter Island and Hugo.

"Scorsese: An Art Show Tribute" Gig Poster
Joshua Budich

That's all well and good, but I'm sure the question we're all grappling with is how many prints, paintings, and sculptures will be dedicated to the transcendent Boxcar Bertha? Am I right? In all seriousness, this is going to be a killer show and it brings me great pleasure to give you a taste of what's to come. But before I do that, let's hear a little more about "Scorsese" from the folks at Spoke Art:
"Acclaimed film director Martin Scorsese is to be honored this weekend (April 19th - 21st, 2013) in a dynamic art exhibition featuring over one hundred original works of art from an international roster of painters, sculptors and printmakers.
Known for his New York-centric filmography, which includes cinematic classics such as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Gangs of New York and Goodfellas, Martin Scorsese is widely regarded as one of the most important working directors in film today. With his recent five Oscars wins at the 2012 Academy Awards for his most recent film, Hugo, the 71 year old director continues to prove his relevance in modern cinema history.
On Friday, April 19th, Spoke Art Gallery of San Francisco, CA will debut a special weekend-long pop up exhibition in Chelsea, New York City, dedicated to the storied filmography of the legendary director. Over 70 artists from around the world have created new and original works of art in honor of Mr. Scorsese in an eclectic showing of over one hundred paintings, sculptures and screen prints."
Now on with the preview!

Artist: Tracie Ching
Inspired By: Boardwalk Empire (2010)

Artist: Serge Gay Jr.
Inspired By: Taxi Driver (1976)

Artist: Scott Campbell
Inspired By: Gangs of New York (2002)

Artist: Sandi Calistro
Inspired By: Shutter Island (2010)

Artist: Samuel "Sho" Ho
Inspired By: Taxi Driver (1976)

Artist: Rich Pellegrino
Inspired By: Raging Bull (1980)

Artist: Ibraheem Youssef
Inspired By: Raging Bull (1980)

Artist: Steven Hughes
Inspired By: Gangs of New York (2002)

Artist: Joshua Budich
Inspired By: Raging Bull (1980)

Artist: Joshua Budich

Artist: Joel Phillips

Ibraheem Youssef
Inspired By: Casino (1995)

Artist: Meghan Stratman
Inspired By: Hugo (2011)

Artist: Epyon5
Inspired By: Gangs of New York (2002)

Grzegorz Domaradzki (aka Gabz)
Inspired By: Taxi Driver (1976)

Artist: Chuck Sperry
Inspired By: Casino (1995)

Artist: Alexander Iaccarino
Inspired By: The Departed (2006)

Artist: Aaron Jasinski
Inspired By: Gangs of New York (2002)

As a quick heads up, Spoke Art's "Scorsese" show opens this Friday (4/ 19) at the Bold Hype Gallery on 547 W27th St. in New York's Chelsea arts district. Be sure to visit spoke-art.com, their Facebook page, and follow @spoke_art on Twitter for more info.

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