Mark your calendars for April 7th, because Spoke Art finally got the venue they wanted for their new art show (their cycle): "Quentin vs. Coen: An Art Show Tribute to Tarantino and the Brothers." This is the same crew that gave us "Bad Dads: A Tribute to Wes Anderson" last year. Their new show features over 100 world artists from the new contemporary art scene, who were asked to reinterpret their favorite scenes, characters and films from Tarantino and Coen brothers movies. Here's the highbrow explanation:
The first installment of our "versus" series, "Quentin vs Coen" looks to expand on the concept of a pop-culture themed art show by pitting together two directors who share overlapping or similar stylistic themes, and allowing the viewer to decide their favorites. Though there are many distinct differences between the bodies of work created by both Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers, their crafting of generation-defining soundtracks, the penchant for ubiquitous violence, their casting of the same actors (notably Steve Buscemi), and their ability to constantly create spectacular works of varying genres (everything from Kung-Fu to crime dramas to westerns), have cemented both Quentin and the Coens as some of the most important directors of our generation.
Whatever, we just want to see our favorite cinematic worlds collide. Has the whole world gone crazy? Are we the only ones around here who give a shit about tipping your waitress? Stuff like that. The show runs one weekend from April 7th to the 9th at Bold Hype Gallery, 547 West 27th Street. If you miss it in a dream you better wake up and apologize for not listening to the Dude's story.