Films of The Coen Brothers Honored by 50 Artists

If you’re a lover of movies, you are undoubtedly aware of the writing, directing and producing duo known as The Coen Brothers. American filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen have made 17 films in their 32 years of working together. The brothers have been nominated for thirteen Academy Awards together, individually for one award each, winning Best Original Screenplay for Fargo and Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for No Country for Old Men. The duo also won the Palme d’Or for Barton Fink (1991) and were nominated for Fargo.

O Coen, Where Art Thou? is a tribute to films of the Coen Brothers on view at SPOKE Art for the month of February, opening tomorrow. Over 50 artists, inspired by Coen Brothers movies celebrate the American filmmakers with painting, sculpture, prints and more.

O Coen, Where Art Thou? Art Show

Some of the best-known films by the Coen Brothers include: Blood Simple (1984), Raising Arizona (1987), Miller’s Crossing (1990), Barton Fink (1991), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), Fargo (1996), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), No Country for Old Men (2007), A Serious Man (2009) and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Limited edition print for the show by Thomas Walker

SPOKE Art presents the O Coen, Where Art Thou? art show. A tribute by over fifty artists from around the world celebrating the films of American film-makers, Joel and Ethan Coen. Drawing inspiration from the duo’s classic films such as Raising Arizona, Fargo, The Big Lebowski and No Country For Old Men, the exhibition is comprised of a diverse array of painting, sculpture, and limited edition prints, with each artist offering their interpretation of iconic characters in the Coen Brothers films.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the pieces from the exhibit:

Fate, Chance and Free Will- Tres Leches with Buttercream Frosting” by Matthew Bone
Detail of a Big Lebowski piece by Conor Langton
Anton Chigurh piece by Miles Ritchie
Raising Arizona Nesting dolls created by Andy Stattmiller
“Fuck this, let’s go bowling” , Big Lebowski, by Alex Garant
Detail of ‘Super Lady’, inspired by Fargo, by Marni Manning
“I’m With You Fellas” by Liz Vowles
Big Lebowski inspired painting by Raul Barquet
Portrait of Anton Chigurh, No Country for Old Men, by Adam Caldwell
‘Jesus Saves’ by Matt Ritchie inspired by The Big Lebowski
True Grit by Serge Gay, Jr.
Donny Walrus by CodecZombie aka Alessandro Randi
“Dude, Let’s Go Bowling”, detail, by Emily Dumas
Detail of a Big Lebowski print by Tom Eglinton
Fargo poster by Van Orton Design

Artists include:
Adam Caldwell | Alex Garant | Andy Stattmiller | Anna Tillett | Beau Berkley | Bec Winnel | Blunt Graffix (Matt Dey) | Brighton Ballard | Caroline Caldwell | Carrie Ann Hudson | Chris Walker | Codeczombie aka Alessandro Randi | Concepcion Studios | Conor Langton | Craig Drake | Dan Grissom | David Moscati | Derek Ballard | Eleni | Emily Dumas | Evanimal | Fernando Reza | George Townley | Greg Gossel | Guillaume Morellec | Harmony Deimling | Harry Michalakeas | Ivonna Buenrostro | Jay Gordon | Jay Riggio | Jeany Ngo | Jessica Deahl | Joshua Budich | Laura Eliason | Lauren Gregg | Liz Vowles | Maggie Ivy | Maria Suarez-Inclan | Marni Manning | Matt Ritchie | Matthew Bone | Max Dalton | Miles Ritchie | Raul Barquet | Rebecca Rose | Rich Pellegrino | Ryan Berkley | Serge Gay Jr. | Thomas Walker | Tim Jordan | Tom Eglington | Van Orton Design

O Coen, Where Art Thou?
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 3rd from 6 – 9 pm
Costumes are encouraged and some of the artists will be in attendance.
On View: February 3rd – February 25th, 2018
SPOKE Art

information courtesy of SPOKE Art, NYC. images courtesy of SPOKE and the individual artists

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