SHUT UP A Social Satire featuring works by Tim Burton Ed Roth Bill Campbell Silly Surfers Mark Ryden Marion Peck Stanley Kubrick Bansky William Klein Eric Kim Ai Weiwei
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Tim Burton created a huge hit with his interpretation of this classic tale. Burton casted one of his favorite actors, Johnny Depp in the lead role of the factory owner. The highly visual film was filled with both the humor and dark twists for which Burton is legendary.
RAT FINK CARTOON The Rat Fink cartoon started life, like so many great ideas, as a doodle on a napkin. Ed said that when he drew it, he knew that would be his life, that the world of his parents wasn't for him. The Rat Fink cartoon came to represent Ed's life and legacy.
Mr. Campbell is the godfather of all hot rod and monster art. His creations influenced many artist including Rat Fink creator Ed Roth and Stanley Mouse. He started a monster hot rod boom that continues through to today. Silly Surfers was originally part of the Hawkâ€™s best selling line that released in the 1960s.
Weeping It is one of the paintings from the Blood series. By blending themes of pop culture with techniques reminiscent of the old masters, Mark Ryden has created a singular style that blurs the traditional boundaries between high and low art.
Animal Love Summer Animal Love Summer is the first full monograph for painter Marion Peck. One of the leading ladies of pop surrealism, Peck populates her dreamlike paintings with strange, cute creatures. Themes of hope, despair, mystery, nostalgia, love and death recur throughout Peck's work alongside motifs of dreams, big-eyed animals, natural landscapes,doe-eyed children, royalty and peasantry.
Often seen as his first attempt at satire, Stanley Kubrickâ€™s adaptation of Lolita follows the story of a middle-aged professorâ€™s infatuation with a 14 year-old girl. Despite censorship laws restricting the development of themes within the film, Kubrick managed to create a chilling social satire that brought to light the subject of pedophilia.
Banksy said on his website, the artist reports that today’s piece should have been an op-ed column in The New York Times, but that the paper would not accept his supplied article. Instead he presents the “This site contains blocked messages” piece in Greenpoint. It is an interesting piece of artwork that you can interpret in various ways.
Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? The inspiration for his first feature film, Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? Which released in 1966, was His time at Vogue. The film is a gleeful satire of the fashion industry starring Dorothy McGowan, a model who, legend has it, was discovered by a fashion scout among a crowd of teenagers awaiting the arrival of the Beatles at Kennedy Airport. Grayson Hall shines as the brilliantly bitchy Miss Maxwell, a magazine editor based on Diana Vreeland. Full film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7RXt6nfn2Y
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Because of his sociology background in college, Eric is very good at capturing the beauty and ills of society through the lens. Many of themes of his work are particularly about the role of the presentation of self, gluttony, and the negative effects of wealth and capitalism. .
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Fairytale Considered as an Action Art, Ai arranged his 1001 Ming & Qing Dynasty Wooden Chairs, around the exhibition and recruited 1001 Chinese citizens on the Internet to volunteer to live in Kassel during the show. The work commented on changing the lives of ordinary people by providing them with new social, political, and cultural experiences. Ai said the number 1001 does not have any special meaning, but is just a number easy to remember.
Special Thanks to: Conrad Alcala Rachel Liang Janella Payumo Glori Pei-e Huang Joyce Wu