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Artists Celebrate Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ in a Paw-fect Art Exhibition

Wes Anderson Art Show

Camilla d’Errico, “Jeff”

Director Wes Anderson has the incredible ability to create an entirely original world within the scope of a single film. The curious stories, ripe with colorful characters and quirky sets, have inspired artists to create their own version of his vision. For years, the bi-coastal Spoke Art gallery has celebrated the legendary films through various group shows. Their latest Anderson-themed exhibit is a tribute to his stop-motion animation, Isle of Dogs. Aptly-titled Isle of Dogs Art Show, it features paintings and sculptures in which each artist offers their own interpretation of the film.

The artists participating in Spoke Art’s exhibition have created pieces that fans of the animation will recognize, but each one remains true to their style. Alex Garant, known for her portraits featuring people with four eyes (or more), painted her own mind-bending interpretation of the film’s main character, Atari. The surreal work has you seeing not only double but three sets of eyes on his face. Liz Vowles, in contrast, embroidered a four-inch hoop that depicts Atari’s search for Spots. The entire composition is covered in stitches and evokes the handcrafted aesthetic of the movie.

Isle of Dogs Art Show was on view from November 9 to November 11, 2018, in New York City. Original pieces from the show are now available through Spoke Art’s online shop.

The Isle of Dogs Art Show, curated by Spoke Art, pays homage to Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animation film.

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Jillian Evelyn, “I BITE”

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Mike Stilkey, “Oracle”

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Jayde Cardinalli, “Before The Age of Obedience”

Wes Anderson Art Show

Liz Vowles, “スポッツを探してるの (Searching for Spots 1)”

Wes Anderson Art Show

Liz Vowles, “スポッツを探してるの (Searching for Spots 2)”

Wes Anderson Art Show

Leonardo Santamaria, “The Isle of Dogs”

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Lindsay Stripling, “Trash Island”

Wes Anderson Art Show

Chelsea O’Byrne, “Trash Island”

Wes Anderson Art Show

Adam Lister, “Isle of Dogs”

Wes Anderson Art Show

Britni Brault, “I Bite”

Wes Anderson Art Show

Alex Garant, “Atari”

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Chris Walker, “Puppy Snaps Advertising Poster”

Wes Anderson Art Show

Zard Apuya, “Isle of Dog Treats”

Isle of Dogs Art Show

Rich Pellegrino, “Duke”

Wes Anderson Art Show

Michael Tunk, “Chief”

Isle of Dogs Wes Anderson Art Show

Jackie Huang, “Wes Anderson – Pro Dog”

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Tom Eglington, “An Isle of Dogs Life”

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