Ok, it’s not really to the death. And truth be told, it’s not even a duel. It is, however, an exhibit showcasing artwork inspired by the two filmmakers. Undoubtedly two of the most important and best auteurs of our time (yes, I’m considering the Brothers Coen as one singular film maker in this circumstance), there are few American moviemakers who’ve influenced pop culture more profoundly. Their films have crossed over into the mainstream American psyche while somehow still remaining solidly independent: Kill Bill, Big Lebowski, Fargo, Pulp Fiction, No Country For Old Men, O’ Brother Where Art Thou, Reservoir Dogs, True Grit, Pulp Fiction, Barton Fink, Blood Simple, Jackie Brown, Raising Arizona and on and on and on. So from Thursday April 7 til Saturday, April 9, Spoke Art will present the Quentin vs. Coen exhibit in their honor at the Bold Hype Gallery in New York City. Over 100 artists of all styles will battle it out for supremacy, contributing pieces inspired by characters and/or scenes from their favorite Tarantino or Coen Bros films. Artists include Brandon Schaefer, Greg Gossel, Dave Perillo, Jason Levesque, Max Dalton, Joshua Budich, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Edith Lebeau, Todd Slater, Ibraheem Youssef, Rich Pellegrino and Evanimal. Oh, and just to make sure the festivities on opening night match the celebratory theme, there will be free “Caucasians” served and a “Dude” costume contest.
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Bold Hype Gallery
547 W 27th St.
New York, NY 10001