Spring is in the air (sort of) so it must be Oscar season. This month's featured title, Walkers: Hollywood Afterlife in Art and Artifact is a terrific way to put the current Hollywood hype machine in proper perspective.
Walkers explores the reimagining and recycling of Hollywood iconography in contemporary art and the way that movies live on in our personal and cultural memories.
Looking at a diverse range of artists and filmmakers, including Richard Avedon, Jean-Luc Godard, Michel Gondry, Alex Israel, Martin Kippenberger, Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha, and Weegee, Walkers surveys how art has appropriated and redefined some of the 20th century’s most iconic films. Artworks are joined by rare film ephemera ranging from costume designs for Rosemary’s Baby to the complete original key book stills from The 39 Steps. With a nod to the “walkers,” or zombies, from the TV series The Walking Dead, the catalogue’s title references the lingering power of film on the imagination of the living.
May I have the envelope, please...