Review: Crazy4Cult – Cult Movie Art 2

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“And I can conclude that I was almost certainly thrilled by the idea that so many talented artists seemed to like the same shit that I like.” And that was actor/comedian Seth Rogen in the Foreword for the artbook dedicated to Gallery 1988‘s Crazy4Cult – Cult Movie Art 2. Published by Titan Books, the first volume for Cult Movie Art was published in 2011.

Continuing the tradition that started in 2004, Katie and Jensen Karp strove to create a place for artists who were ignored by gallery owners and wanted to find a refuge to have their work be shown in Los Angeles. With time and dedication, these two have forged numerous relationships with people and companies, and have created the prime gallery for pop-culture oriented artwork.

The editorial staff felt I was the best fit, and I do enjoy exploring the visions of other artists. Like concept artbooks, this hosts the work of many artists, and unlike concept artbooks, this exemplified a variety of themes beyond any singular product. At first I thought this artbook would be dedicated to some very old classics. And I shall admit, I was wrong – happily wrong.

Crazy4Cult – Cult Movie Art 2 is dedicated to movies that have either become popular or cult classics from the Wizard of Oz to Eraserhead, from Fast Times at Ridgemont High to They Live, from Robocop to Mulholland Drive and Shaun of the Dead to Scott Pilgrim vs The World. And the range of styles goes from 8-bit art to oil-paintings and acrylic to screen print. The mediums and techniques are plenty. Each and every one of these artists understand the movies they chose to commemorate. By using quotations, key scenes, ideas and moments, they are able to express their fandom. Each page details the artist, the name of the piece, the medium, its dimensions and the movie that inspired it.

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^ THIS RIGHT HERE! Love this spread! ^

^ THIS RIGHT HERE! Love this spread! ^

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Published on October 15, 2013. The book is hardcover and sits at around 176 pages of amazing work. If you’re looking to locate a copy of this, you can purchase it at Amazon. And if you’re wary about whether or not it would fit a particular spot on your shelf. The
product dimensions are 12.3 x 9.1 x 0.9 inches

I highly suggest getting yourself a copy of this, as this volume has so many great pieces of work! And if you don’t, get someone else to find a copy. It’s worth it, I promise you.

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