PREVIEW: Quentin VS Coen Art Show “ROUND 3″ – [Los Angeles]

Since making a massive entrance onto the art world last year, Ken Harman‘s Spoke Art has grown rapidly from it’s original concept as a “transient art gallery and publishing house” to locking down a permanent residence in San Francisco to host their expertly curated monthly art exhibits.  Even with their new space, Spoke Art remains a hybrid between the two; a solid stable location that still  maintains it’s mobility.  Growing up as half Peurto Rican and half non-practicing Jew was similar, “Yeah, it is a religion but, technically, we’re Jewish… ethnically, I mean… but… we’re not religious.”  It can get a little confusing.  Last week we posted a preview for SINK OR SWIM, a group art show held at the Spoke Art Gallery that was organized by outside curators.  This week, we have a preview that’s the exact opposite: an exhibit curated by Spoke Art that is not only being held outside of the gallery, but in an entirely different city, altogether..

Back in April, Spoke Art took it’s first real jaunt outside of the Bay Area, heading to New York City‘s Bold Hype Gallery for it’s tremendously received “Quentin vs. CoenAn art show tribute to the films of Tarantino and the Brothers”.  The show featured more than 100 different artists -painters, sculptures, printmakers & more- interpreting the works of infamous Oscar winning filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Bros.  Following its success, the exhibit was transported to the West Coast in June and Quentin vs. Coen: ROUND 2 was held at the recently acquired Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco.  Tomorrow marks the 3rd and final installment of the nationally touring art show and, this time, it’s scheduled to be held in Los Angeles as part of the multi-gallery event, Beyond Eden Art Fair.   Not unlike it’s Bay Area predecessor, Quentin vs. Coen: ROUND 3 will feature pieces from the previous 2 installments, along with a healthy blend of new contributions.  [Scroll down to view a selection of preview images from the event].


Here’s the lowdown…



“Quentin vs. Coen : ROUND 3– an art show tribute to Tarantino and the Brothers


Saturday October 1st: 6pm – 11pm
Sunday October 2nd: noon – 5pm


LA Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027


Spoke Art
Beyond Eden Art Fair
Spoke Art Facebook

Beyond Eden Art Fair Facebook Group
Event Page


Gene Guynn
“True Grit”
24” x 24” (circular)
oil on wood

Blunt Graffix – [Artist Matt Dye]
EZEKIEL 25:17 “and I will strike down upon thee”
Screenprint on Royal Metallics – white gold
Edition of 15
26 x 26”

Steven Foundling
“Takin Er Easy for All Us Sinners”
Polymer Clay, Wood, Acrylic Paint, Fabric
8” x 8” x 13”

Jason Liwag

Every Dog Has it’s Day
S/N edition of 50.
18” x 24”

Michael Ramstead
“Traditional American Folk Song”
Oil on wood
16″ x 12″

Max Dalton
“First Things First”
Giclee print, signed, 1/1
24″ x 36″
Framed – $1,500 [ON HOLD]

Bruce White
“Anton Chigurh”
Acrylic on black velvet
11″ X 14″ (comes framed)

Ruel Pascual
“AKA Mommy
18″ x 24″
oil on linen

Nicole Guice
“You Can be a Spy Too, Madam”

Terry Fan



To view available pieces from the previous installments CLICK HERE.

As they are off-site for this show, Spoke Art requests that those who are unable to make the event in person, but are interested in purchasing a piece, do not contact the gallery number. Instead, please send an email to Please be sure to include your name, phone number, and best time to contact you.

All work is sold on a first come-first served basis.

Payment plans are available on certain pieces, so please do not hesitate to ask.

Prints will be released later via the Spoke Art site, so keep tabs on that, if you’re interested.

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