Spoke Art’s “Bad Dads V” Show Is Packed With Awesome Art

On 10/31/14, Spoke Art Gallery once again delved into the worlds of Wes Anderson.  This is the gallery’s fifth exhibit based on the films of Wes Anderson and fans can’t seem to get enough.  Wes provides artists a rich tapestry to reference with films like The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore and of course, one of our all-time favorites, Fantastic Mr Fox.


Spoke Art invited an impressive list of over 80 artists to participate: Tracie Ching, Paul Ainsworth, Matt Needle, Rebecca Adams, Glenn Arthur, Maxfield Bala, Derek Ballard, Chris Barrett, Oliver Barrett, Kesley Beckett, Jill Bencsits, Ryan and Lucy Berkeley, Robert, Bowen, Joshua Budich, Ivonna Buenrostro, Sandi Calistro, Keith Carter, Mar Cerdà, Matt Chase, Stanley Chow, Dan Christofferson, Rodrigo Cifuentes, Cdczmb, Jason D’Aquino, Max Dalton, Ken Davis, Vic De Leon, Bagger43, Tim Doyle, James Eads, Epyon5, Evanimal, Jayde Fish, Veronica Fish, Monica Garwood, Sam Gilbey, Dan Girssom , Dominic Guidote, Nicole Gustafsson, Haari & Deepti, Maryanna Hoggatt, Christine Hostetler, Primary Hughes, Maria Suarez-Inclan, Aaron Jasinski, Tim Jordan, Joemur, Alex R Kirzhener, Kikyz1313, Bartosz Kosowoski, Conor Langton, Doug, LaRocca, Nan Lawson, Dave MacDowell, Marty Machado, Noelle Maclanahan, Brian Methe, Scott Mitchell, Tessa Morrison, Danielle Murray, Johannah O’Donnell, VanOrton Design, Ruel Pascual, Alex Pearson, Rich Pellegrino, Michael Ramstead, Matt Ritchie, Rebecca Rose, Ellen Schinderman, Cuyler Smith, Meghan Stratman, Cuddly Rigor Mortis, TLTV, Geoff Trapp, Justin VanGenderen, Chris Walker, Casey Weldon, Bruce White, Robert Wilson, Lauren YS


Tracie Ching
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
18″ x 24″
Screen print
Edition of 100

Here is what Spoke Art had to say about the show.

Spoke Art is proud to present Bad Dads V – A group art show tribute to the films of Wes Anderson. Following the incredibly popular exhibitions of years past, Bad Dads continues to grow and progress as a dynamic group exhibition. This year over 80 artists were invited to contribute an original work of art, spanning from paintings to sculptures to limited edition screen prints, all in tribute to one the world’s most noteworthy filmmakers.

With the addition of Anderson’s latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, this year’s show has more material to draw upon than ever. Set amongst a fictional pre-war European setting, the film is a magical display of elegant impermanence. Both the meticulous style and attention to detail make the film impeccably Anderson. Aesthetically remaining in a state of antiquity and sophistication, the screwball inspired adventure harkens back to Wes Anderson’s earlier films.


Matt Needle
18″ x 24″
Fine Art Giclee
Edition of 40


Matt Needle
“Royal & Ritchie”
18″ x 24″
Screen Print
Edition of 40

From the rolling landscapes of Moonrise Kingdom to the dysfunctional household of The Royal Tenenbaums, Bad Dads reveals the inner youthful sentiment in all of us. Each artist was free to choose their own film for subject matter, resulting in a dazzling display of character portraits, elaborate environments and iconic themes and motifs. Along with a traditional exhibition of painting and sculpture, Bad Dads V also has installation based works as well as collectable toys and apparel items.


Paul Ainsworth
“Royal & Pagoda”
16” x 24”
Fine Art Giclee
Edition of 75

The show was a huge success and prints from the show are now available to purchase online HERE.  You can also pick up some original art from the show HERE.   If you are in the area, stop by and check out the exhibit in person. The exhibit will be on view until Saturday, November 22nd and REALLY deserves to be seen in person.


Spoke Art Gallery 

816 Sutter St.
San Francisco,
Phone: (415) 796-3774


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