When you’re a massive fan of Stanley Kubrick (which everyone in the world is…aren’t they?) you get giddy at the mere mention of anything remotely linking to cinema’s greatest director*
But this news is more than a remote link, it is absolutely eye watering and amazing! Spoke-Art are putting on a tribute exhibition to Mr Kubrick, by bringing together a raft of artists to deliver their visions of some of Stanley’s best known works.
The show takes place in San Francisco between 6th and 27th September, but for those unfortunate slobs (myself included) who will be thousands of miles from the US west coast this month, you should keep checking Spoke-Arts site and twitter feed, as some of these pieces will be made available for online purchase!!!! Just stay the hell away from the black and white Dr Strangelove – that sucker is mine!
Now prepare yourself for a set of images you’d gladly trade every bit of wall space you have just to own, and cuddle, and drool over.
I’m sure by now you’re all ready to submit your credit card to the mercy of this show, but just in case you need more convincing, here are some words on the event from the organisers:
“Spoke Art is proud to present: KUBRICK – An art show tribute to the films of Stanley Kubrick. Over 60 artists were invited to re-imagine their favorite characters, scenes and thematic concepts from one of the world’s most prolific directors. Spanning a plethora of mediums from sculpture and painting to limited edition prints, the show seeks to honor one of the 20th century’s most significant directors while also reinterpreting his impact in a contemporary context.
All the artists were allowed to select the film of their choosing, there were no guidelines on subject matter or content. Each artist was given free reign to re-interpret and render their take on Kubrick’s entire cinematic collection. Resulting in a variegated display, KUBRICK is an experiment in modernity, a cross-section between film and art.”
To those going to the show, I hate you. To everyone else, see you online for a bidding war.
*My opinion, but should also be yours