For four years running now, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles has been putting on an amazing show called Crazy 4 Cult
, in which they get a lot of talented fine art people to produce prints, paintings, mixed media and sculptures inspired by their favorite cult films. The films they chose from are pretty diverse; some have since reached way beyond cult status, like the now phenomenon The Big Lebowski
, and others are movies that really embody the cult spirit, like Weird Al'
s opus UHF
. The pieces from last year's show can be seen at The Crazy 4 Cult: 3 blog
, including my favorites, the incredibly eerie or hilarious family portraits done by Kirk Demarais
In addition to all the brilliant pieces that are a part of the show, they also commission a poster to promote the show. Today, on the Gallery 1988 Blog
, they revealed the poster for Crazy 4 Cult 4: The Case of the Redundant Number
. It's pretty awesome:
Poor Snake... he's just wearing the 3-D Glasses so he doesn't feel left out.
The piece is pretty amazing. There's not a single character represented on this poster that's not totally iconic, and in a really classic movie. It's too many to list here, but if you're having trouble recognizing any of them, check the tags at the bottom of this post. What's more, I really like what I perceive to be commentary on the latest 3-D craze - we were doing 3-D first. The weirdos, the midnight viewers, the stoners and the childish. And none of you has made it more fun 3-D more fun than we did. BUYING?:
Probably not. As you might imagine, with this habit, I've got pretty limited wall space. And considering the real show goes up in about 3 weeks, I need to conserve my money and space for the pieces this poster is promoting. That being said, if there's nothing that beats this out, or the piece I want sells out, it would not be too shabby for me to hang this in my home.
For more on the upcoming show, look to the Gallery 1988 Site
, their Blog
, and the Crazy 4 Cult site
, where details are going to be popping up soon. I'll also likely post the pieces I really love here.