Bad Dads VI: An art tribute to the films of Wes Anderson

August 07, 2015 9:00 AM

This weekend in New York City, a group of over 70 artists is set to present the annual art exhibit "Bad Dads VI." In its sixth consecutive edition, the exhibition - which was created as a tribute to acclaimed director Wes Anderson - comes to New York for the first time. The audience will be delighted with a plethora of prints, sculptures, and paintings inspired by Anderson's films. The location chosen for the exhibition to take place is in the vibrant and artsy Chelsea district.

Wes Anderson’s films are known for their straightforward ironic dialogues, impeccable art direction, strict color palettes, and comical dramatic narratives. Inspired by these characteristics and also by the recurring father figures that Anderson cultivates in his work, the exhibit “Bad Dads” was created. Each artist was given the opportunity to choose their own film as a source of inspiration, resulting in a variety of character portraits, highly comprehensive environments,  iconic themes, and motifs influenced by Anderson’s films. 

The show had its humble start six years ago and has since become a successful and popular element in the San Francisco art scene. In order to celebrate its sixth anniversary, the pop-up show came to NYC (Anderson’s home as well as the location of one of his biggest successes, The Royal Tenenbaums.)

The show has gained international recognition and has evolved along with Anderson’s movies and commercials. “Bad Dads VI” showcases a wide-range of artists and styles from all over the world. All of the artwork is approached with the same meticulous detail that Anderson uses in his films. The exhibition “Bad Dads VI” can be seen from August 7th to August 9th at Joseph Gross Gallery, in Chelsea, New York City.

 

 

WRITTEN BY: CAMILA PONTES

PHOTO CREDIT: A&O ART+CULTURE PUBLIC RELATIONS 

 

 

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