Milwaukee United Live Art

10/02/2009 at 10:26 am Leave a comment

1) The following four paintings were painted live, in about three hours, at last night’s Milwaukee Film Festival afterparty*.

2) Each 15″ x 30″ canvas features one character from one of four different films being screened at this year’s festival.

3) The paintings:

From the hilarious and unsettling BRONSON:
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Patton Oswalt‘s character from BIG FAN
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Danny Trejo’s character from Frankie Latina’s MODUS OPERANDI
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The Bandit from Akira Kurosawa’s RASHOMON
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All four paintings were raffled off at the end of the night, for a mere $2 a ticket. Which means if you bought one ticket, and won, you essentially purchased a painting of mine for $2. Crazy!

I kinda hope this leads to more movie-themed commissions, ’cause it was a world of fun to make paintings for.

– dwellephant

* Milwaukee United was hosted by the masked mayors of mayhem, Mondo Lucha, who have the best shirts of any group in town. Thanks for the gray one! Brian Gallagher made and edited film on the spot. There was a carnival performance of some sort, but my back was to the stage, so I missed it. But the crowd loved it. DJ Erika Jean and X the Owl soundtracked the  night. And Kings Go Forth played a live set, which was phenomenal. I’m SO grateful to have a band like this in my city. They deserve every ounce of success they get, and more.

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