What do we have HERE?! We have pretty much every notable human character(haven’t seen the Fox movie) from all of Wes Anderson’s films lovingly encapsulated in the aesthetic of the Sgt. Pepper album cover which is my print in this years Wes Anderson devoted art show entitled: Bad Dads put on by Spoke Art. This is my FIRST EVER GICLEE PRINT, a limited edition of 100, measures 18″ x 24″ and since they’re printed in California the prints themselves are not signed BUT you will receive my first ever CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY, signed and numbered! Available for purchase now.
I don’t know why I thought this would easy, maybe because it’s conceptually simple but the execution was a pain in the ass.I had a bunch of ideas for Bad Dads floating around my head, certain aspects or characters in Wes Anderson movies I wanted to focus on, I had one about Alec Baldwin(free idea, I’ll probably never do it) who narrates The Royal Tenenbaums, he’s also in this print by the way but I was looking for some concept to tie it all together…I don’t know how I landed on Sgt. Pepper exactly but once I did it just seemed to fit.
“BAD DADS” is six letters like “BEATLES” and they both start with “B” and end with “S” which jumped out and slapped me in the face right away and then I was like “oh and I’ll make Wes that important looking statue there in the foreground…” and it all snowballed from there, felt like it would be easy, a cute slotting in of this person here and that one there but I got really anal about where exactly everything would go, I wanted to match similar faces and or poses wherever I could from the Peppers cover.
It took forever but I think I included everything and it turned out well. Aside from all the film characters there are also appearances by familiar musical contributors to the Wes Anderson universe, Cat Stevens, Ray Daivies, David Bowie and others, buy a print and find them all!