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Crazy 4 Cult: Cult Movie Art Hardcover – June 21, 2011
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“This book is a must-have for those that are just on the cusp of delving into the world of pop culture art. It exposes you to a myriad of artists and will leave you counting the days until the next Crazy 4 Cult exhibit.” – Blurppy.com
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Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles has quickly become one of the world’s most talked about art galleries. Opened in 2004 by California natives Katie Cromwell and Jensen Karp, the gallery has become the nation's number one destination for pop-culture themed artwork and the premiere venue to witness the rise of emerging artists before they break.
Kevin Smith was the producer of the Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting and has also written and directed Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jersey Girl, Clerks II and Zack and Miri Make a Porno. He is also a comic book writer, actor and author.
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After opening it, I was immediately immersed in some of the most imaginative, wry, and often hilarious pieces of incredible art.
Man, even if you dislike the stuffy gallery of art scene, if you enjoy movies and cult classics, campy B-flicks, and nostalgic greats, then I believe you will like this.
Also check out"Just cant get enough" jensens other book which is all about 80's toys
It's a 176-page hardcover published by Titan Books.
The movies included are limited to just cult movies, depending on how you define cult. Some of them are Clerks, The Big Lebowski, Edward Scissorhands, Donnie Darko, The Shining, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory etc. Some titles are really obscure.
The art is essentially fan art, a collection a paintings and a few handmade figures. Some ideas are nice, some average. There's a variety of interesting style but overall, there's a strong lowbrow art feel to the book. Can't say that it's the style of art I like.
This book reminds me of Star Wars Art: Visions which is also sort of a cult movie book, but their selection is more refined, and quality is higher. By the way, there's no Star Wars art in Crazy 4 Cult except for some characters that appear as only as cameo.
This book is probably a fan service. I think you need to be a strong cult movie fan (who also likes art) to appreciate.
(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)