With The World's End headed to theaters this weekend, the final film in the "Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy" that began with Shaun of the Dead and was followed up by Hot Fuzz, the internet is whipped into a total Edgar Wright frenzy at the moment, with a whole lot of love being hurled around for the man and his always entertaining work. When I say it's a beautiful thing, I trust that you'll completely agree with me.
In celebration of the end of the trilogy, and of the entire world for that matter, California based Gallery 1988 just kicked off 'The Official Edgar Wright Art Show,' an artistic tribute to Wright's career featuring nearly 200 incredible pieces from some of the top artists in the game. Covering everything from Shaun of the Dead to Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World to the hilarious faux Grindhouse trailer Don't, the exhibit is a stunning depiction of Wright's diverse body of work, every bit as impressive and delightful as the films he's bestowed upon us.
This past Tuesday night marked the opening reception of the exhibit at the pop-culture themed gallery, located on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. All of the art will be up for viewing at the gallery through September 7th, but Gallery 1988 understands that not everyone lives in close enough proximity to attend. Which is why the entire gallery is now up for virtual viewing over on their website, so nobody is left out in the cold!
Check out some of my personal favorite pieces from the show, which includes both hand drawn art as well as toys, sculptures and pretty much anything else you can imagine!
You can purchase prints and original art, and see every piece from the exhibit, over on Gallery 1988's website; your one stop shop for the coolest pop-culture art the world has ever known!
Now if you'll excuse me, I've gotta go prepare for the end of that aforementioned world by hanging out with some old friends, friends I'd never have met if it weren't for Edgar Wright bringing them into my life. We salute you, Mr. Wright, this week and forever more!