Is This Thing On…?

by ncwinters on January 6, 2011

…it’s a group art show about comedy!

I’m proud to announce I am involved with the Is This Thing On? group comedian art show opening this Friday, January 7 at Gallery1988 in Los Angeles in conjunction with super funny web time site Funny or Die. One hundred artists were asked for their artistic take on one hundred great comedians, and there are some amazing pieces in the show!

I was pleased to get to paint Bill Murray in all his CaddyShack glory as the misunderstood genius Carl Spackler with one of his memorable bits of wisdom cradling his gorgeous head. The painting is the usual- acrylic on paper, mounted to wood and resined. So sorry about the shitty photo, but I’ve also included an earlier version from pieced-together scans in Photoshop. Just so you can get the idea that the quality isn’t as sucky as my craptastic photos. That’s the one drawback to the resin, I guess. That, and the finicky nature and fumes and unpredictability. Nevermind.

See you at the show! Doors open at 7PM.

Wisdom of the Llama
Ink and acrylic on paper. 14″ x 17″ (2010)

And here’s the earlier version, “pre-grunge” and pre-resin, painfully scanned in and pieced together in Photoshop. Why I didn’t do this part after it was finished and before the mounting and resining? Because I’m an idiot.

*NCW*

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

RichAnt January 7, 2011 at 1:42 am

Looks amazing! I love your work! And yes so far I have had not a good experience with resin yet I refuse to give up lol.

Joe January 7, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Good stuff. I bet this will be the best of the show.

daisy January 8, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Wow! This was absolutely amazing in person! : D So stunning- meant to try and say hi, but couldn’t fight my way through the crowd! (Drake pointed you out to me!) congrats!!!

Ant January 8, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Excellent piece, can we purchase a print online?

Aaron January 12, 2011 at 10:24 am

Hilarious, excellent work!

Ditto to Ant – would love to purchase a print of this.

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