SPOKE ART @ NY Comic Con: Bad Dads Round 3 / Tim Doyle’s Unreal Estate 2 [PREVIEWS]

In 2010, San Francisco‘s SPOKE ART burst onto the scene with their Wes Anderson themed group exhibit, “BAD DADS,” taking the underground contemporary art world by storm, along with a fair share of film and/or art related blogs (this one included).  At the time, they hadn’t even solidified their permanent gallery space yet, but their vision was strong and there was absolutely no question that they were sure to become a permanent fixture themselves, with endless possibilities, inevitably, in their future.  Even now, SPOKE ART is much more than simply  a stationary art space.  Over the last two years, they’ve held exhibits in different cities and have even made their way into other states, curating work out on the East Coast.  They’ve introduced us to great artists, both through solo shows as well as through other unique and highly successful themed group exhibits, and have even become artist representatives for a select group of incredible talent.  Even through all of their success, there is still nothing more highly anticipated than BAD DADS and, now that it’s finally October again, it means that we’re only a couple of weeks away from the brand new third installment of the exhibit.  This year, however, we’re receiving our first glimpse of the show a little bit differently.

Starting tomorrow, October 11, you can visit the SPOKE ART crew at booth #3233 at the New York Comic Con.  Instead of waiting until the 26th, when BAD DADS 3 opens in full for its month long run at the SF gallery, a number of prints will be made available in advance during NYCC.  In fact, many of them will be con-exclusives, only available for attendees during the convention, which runs until the 14th.  If that’s not enough of a reason to stop by booth #3233, all prints, except for the one by Max Dalton, will feature the artists in attendance, signing prints for fans live.

You may also remember, at the beginning of the year, when we posted our coverage for Timothy Doyle‘s debut solo show, “Unreal Estate.”  The exhibit, which featured the print-maker exploring the impacts of fictional locations in pop-culture and our emotional attachment to them by treating them with more realistic renderings, was a tremendous achievement, both artistically and because he completely sold out of the work.  Last month at the Flat Stock poster art setup during the Bumbershoot festival, I was pleased to discover that Doyle would be revisiting the theme in another full exhibit for Spoke Art in February.  Later, through direct communication with Tim, I was informed that he had already been making some decent progress for the exhibit.  Now, the very first of these prints (along with a variant) will also be made available for the first time at the SPOKE ART comic con booth.

Aside from the Wes Anderson and Unreal Estate prints, the extra large 200 sq ft booth will also feature original paintings, artist designed apparel, sold out prints, and art books for sale.  Over the last year or so, SPOKE ART has also been working with San Francisco‘s Castro Theatre, releasing a number of movie posters that were created for specific screenings of various classic films.  Some of the sold-out prints from that Castro Theatre series will be available for purchase at the booth, as well.

WHAT:

SPOKE ART at New York Comic Con

WHERE:

Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan.
655 West 34th Street  New York, NY 10001

Spoke Art is at booth #3233

WHEN:

Thursday, October 11th – Sunday Oct. 14th 2012

LINKS:

Spoke Art – http://spoke-art.com/
New York Comic Con – http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/
Spoke Art Twitter – @spoke_art

PRINT PREVIEWS

Check out the preview images below.  [A handful of the images will enlarge when clicked.]
All details regarding the specs of the pieces are provided below them.
Exact times for releases will be announced on Twitter (@spoke_art)

BAD DADS


Adam Juresko


“Moonrise Kingdom”
fine art giclee print on 300# Italian water color paper, created using archival Epson Ultrachrome HDR inks
edition of 50
artist will be in attendance to sign his prints at the Spoke Art booth, #3220

Dave Perillo


“Khaki Scouts”
18” x 24”
5 color screen print
edition of 100
artist will be in attendance to sign his prints at the Spoke Art booth, #3220

Special note: a very limited wood variant print will be released at our San Francisco show on October 26th

Isaac Bidwell


“Zissou Morning Cereal Series”
digital print
6” x 9”
Set of four prints
edition of 50
artist will be in attendance to sign his prints at the Spoke Art booth, #3220

Special Note: This is an NYCC exclusive, and only $20 a set!

Joshua Budich


“The Royal Tenenbaums”
18” x 24”
3 color screen print
edition of 100
artist will be in attendance to sign his prints at the Spoke Art booth, #3220

Special Note: This Glow in the Dark variant is an NYCC exclusive and limited to only 30 copies!

Max Dalton


“Wes Anderson’s Happy Families Playing Cards”
18” x 24”
hand numbered (artist will not be in attendance to sign)
fine art giclee print on 300# Italian water color paper, created using archival Epson Ultrachrome HDR inks
edition of 50

Special Note: This print is an NYCC exclusive and is actually a sneak peek of the actual playing card sets that’ll be available soon!

Michael De Pippo


“Fantastic Mr. Fox” Variant
24” x 18”
screen print
edition of 50
artist will be in attendance to sign his prints at the Spoke Art booth, #3220

Special Note: This is an NYCC exclusive, a regular version of this print will also be available

Oliver Barrett


“Herman”


“Raleigh”


“Walt”


“Steve”

18” x 24”
3 color screen prints
edition of 80 each
artist will be in attendance to sign his prints at the Spoke Art booth, #3220

Special Note: “Walt” is an NYCC exclusive, plus, a special con discounted set price will also be offered for all four prints

Randy Ortiz


“The Life Aquatic”
12” x 16”
fine art giclee print on 300# Italian water color paper, created using archival Epson Ultrachrome HDR inks
edition of 50
artist will be in attendance to sign his prints at the Spoke Art booth, #3220

Special Note: This print will be offered with a matching number set of Randy’s previous Fantastic Mr. Fox and Royal Tenenbaums as an NYCC exclusive. Regular 18” x 24” screen prints of this print will be offered at our SF show and online on October 26th

Tatiana Suarez


“What Kind of Bird are You?”
fine art giclee print on 300# Italian water color paper, created using archival Epson Ultrachrome HDR inks
edition of 30
artist will be in attendance to sign her prints at the Spoke Art booth, #3220

Special Note: Every print in this edition is hand embellished by the artist with paint, each print is unique.

Tim Doyle


“Sweet Lime”
screen print
18” x 24”
edition of 100
artist will be in attendance to sign his prints at the Spoke Art booth, #3220

UNREAL ESTATE

Tim Doyle


“Worst. Print. Ever.”
screen print
16” x 20”
edition of 200
artist will be in attendance to sign his prints at the Spoke Art booth, #3220

Special Note: This print is a precursor to Tim’s upcoming pop culture themed solo show, “Unreal Estate 2” happening in February 2013 at Spoke Art. This print will only be available at NYCC (not online) any remaining copies will be available in February at the show.

“Worst. Print. Ever.” Variant
screen print with glow in the dark inks
16” x 20”
edition of 60
artist will be in attendance to sign his prints at the Spoke Art booth, #3220

Special Note: This print is a precursor to Tim’s upcoming pop culture themed solo show, “Unreal Estate 2” happening in February 2013 at Spoke Art. This print will only be available at NYCC and is an NYCC exclusive

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