I Shall Never Cross Its Threshold Again In My Lifetime

M. Gustave: Why do you want to be a lobby boy?
Zero: Well, who wouldn't - at the Grand Budapest, sir. It's an institution.

Max Dalton for Spoke Art’s upcoming Bad Dads VI, their sixth annual
Wes Anderson art show.

Previously on Popped Culture...
The Life Aquatic With Captain Kirk
Luke, I Am Your Never-ending Nostalgia
If Bill Murray Played Everyone In Wes Anderson's Films

Unreal Estate IV: The Movie

I want you to do me one favour.
What's that?
I want you to hit me as hard as you can.

We scared each other pretty good, didn't we?
We sure did.

What a piece of junk.

Tim Doyle returns to pop culture locales,  this time taking on the big screen's cult classics in Unreal Estate IV: The Movie, his solo show at Spoke Art.

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Unreal Estate
Shit! Orange Got Tagged
We'll Go To Very Distant Lands

Game & Watch: For Hours And Hours

Game & Watch was my first introduction to Nintendo and video games (I don’t think Merlin counts). Illustrator Mark Borgions made posters of three classics for the iam8bit 10th anniversary show: Parachute, Octopus and more.

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Who Wants To Play Video Games?
NES Zappers At 10 Paces
The Creation of Mario

Nest Forrest, Nest!

Forrest Gump nesting dolls (Matryoshka dolls) featuring Forrest, Bubba, Jenny, Mamma, Lieutenant Dan, and Forrest Jr.

By Andy Stattmiller for Gallery 1988’s Tom Hanks show, No Sad Stuff.

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Back To The Forest Gump
Very Useful Celebrities

Mad Max: Fury Road VS Adventure Time

A perfect pairing of two post-apocalyptic worlds: Mad Max: Fury Road and Adventure Time's Land of Ooo. Ryan May's character matching is excellent. Above: Lemongrab as the War Boy Nux and Finn the Human as Mad Max.

Princess Bubblegum as Furiosa with the wives, Wildberry Princess, Flame Princess and Lumpy Space Princess.

The Ice King as Immortan Joe is kinda disturbing.

Marceline, the Vampire Queen as Coma the Doof Warrior, a.k.a. the flame throwing guitarist. 

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You Will Ride Eternal, Shiny And Chrome!

“Everyone Down in Wasteland Liked Christmas a lot... But Immortan Joe, who lived with his wives just north of Wasteland, Did NOT!” (Shiny And Chrome! by DrFaustusAU, text by Kaalish)

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Pop Culture Built My Hotrod
Green Eggs And Ham is People!
Stuck In The Burger (With You)

A Well-Balanced Fictional Meal

A Slurn, a piece of fugu, a bucket of Los Pollos Hermanos and a treat from Mendl’s. So tasty. (Joshua Budich’s Fictional Food show for Gallery 1988)

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Koopa, It's What's For Dinner
Cream Of Mushroom Super
Fictional Foods

Game Of Thrones Great Showdowns

“You know nothing, Jon Snow.“

I love Scott Campbell’s continuing Great Showdowns series. His latest are 20 Game of Thrones duels. These are four of my favourites.

“If you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention.“

“When you’re nothing at all there’s no more reason to be afraid.“

“Brothers! A hundred generations have defended this castle! It’s never fallen before, she will not fall tonight!

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Live Long And Prosper (Or Don't)

Spock Van Gogh? Vincent Van Spock? Star Trek Still Life with Sunflowers (Fab Ciraolo via Gauntlet Gallery)

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Vicious Vangogh
I'm Going To Disneyland!
Gotham Starry Night And Other Van Gogh Parodies

I Acted Like A Robotic Cowboy

I'm not what you think I am
I'm the king of siam
I've got a bald head
My name is Yul Brynner
And I am a famous movie star
Perhaps you saw me in Westworld
I acted like a robotic cowboy
It was my best role
I can not deny I
Felt right home deep inside
That electronic carcass
(Lyrics from Stephen Malkmus’ Jo Jo's Jacket)

Fast Gun by Raid71 for his solo show at Bottleneck Gallery.

Previously on Popped Culture...
Cream Of Mushroom Super
A More Magnificent Seven
Winter Is Coming, Charlie Snow

Without You, Today’s Emotions Would be the Scurf of Yesterday’s

I love Amélie! Such a lovely film and I’ve never seen anything like except Pushing Daises. (Jessica Deahl for Spoke Art’s tribute to the films of Jeunet & Caro.)

Previously on Popped Culture…
Gnome Again, Gnome Again, Jiggity Jig
Return Of The Great Pop Culture Showdowns
Vampire Photo Booth