The Academy teams with Gallery1988 for Best Picture print exhibition
The Academy has teamed up with Gallery1988 in Los Angeles to present a new Oscar-centric exhibition, "For Your Consideration," featuring originally designed artwork for each of the nine Best Picture nominees this year.
"Working hand-in-hand with the Academy has been a dream come true for Gallery1988 and its artists," Gallery1988 co-owner and co-curator Jensen Karp said via press release. "So much inspiration has come from past Oscar telecasts as well as the amazing range of films that have been nominated this year. It was a perfect fit for our style of artwork and treatment, and we can't wait to show everyone the results of some of our most creative contemporary minds."
The Academy commissioned a small group of international artists for the prints. They are not available for purchase but the first 100 people to visit Gallery1988 on each day of the exhibition will receive a limited edition poster. The showcase runs February 14 - 17 at the gallery on Melrose Ave.
For information on when each film poster will be distributed, visit nineteeneightyeight.com or follow Gallery1988 on Twitter (@galleries1988) and Facebook (gallery1988). Fans outside the Los Angeles area can find out about poster giveaway opportunities by following the Academy on Twitter (@TheAcademy) and Facebook (TheAcademy).
Also featured in the exhibition will be 12 illustrations of memorable Oscar moments by Oliver Barrett, a light installation by Julie B (Prety in Plastic) and other Oscar-inspired work by Olly Moss, Nan Lawson and DabsMyla.
Check out the Best Picture prints in our gallery below. The artist responsible for each is indicated, as well as the nominations each of the Best Picture nominees received. I'd have to say my favorites are definitely "Argo" and "Beasts of the Southern Wild," but they are all pretty awesome.
Which one is your favorite?
1940 | Comedy | NRSummary: Nearly perfect screwball comedy featuring a woman (Rosalind Russell) caught between her ruthless ex-husband (Cary Grant) and her dull insurance agent fiance (Ralph Bellamy).Director: Howard Hawks
Cast: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy
1981 | Adventure | GSummary: The fun and adventure begin when a lonely widow adopts an orphaned fox cub named Tod. The mischievous fox soon meets up with Copper, an adorable hound puppy. As the innocent pair grow up together in the forest, they become inseparable friends. But the day soon arrives when their friendship is put...Director: Ted Berman, Art Stevens, Richard Rich
Cast: Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Pearl Bailey, Jack Albertson
1962 | Comedy | NRSummary: Wonderfully surreal comedy in which a society dinner party turns shockingly strange when the attendees find themselves unable to leave... and then things get really weird.Director: Luis Buñuel
Cast: Silvia Pinal, Jacqueline Andere, Enrique Rambal
2010 | Horror | RSummary: A drifter acts as mentor to a young man as they navigate zombies and psychos in post-apocalyptic America en route to the promise of New Eden.Director: Jim Mickle
Cast: Connor Paolo, Nick Damici, Kelly McGillis
1952 | Musical | GSummary: Sound comes to the movies in this endlessly inventive and exuberant musical comedy starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O'Connor.Director: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Cast: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds
2014 | Family | NRSummary: The early life of Walt Disney is explored in this family film with an art house twist. Though his reality was often dark, it was skewed by his ever growing imagination and eternal optimism.Director: Logan Sekulow
Cast: Travis Tritt, Olan Rogers, Ryan Dunlap, Mark Stuart
1960 | Family | GSummary: Shipwrecked on a deserted island, the Robinson family works together to survive, and even to recreate their vision of civilization on the island.Director: Ken Annakin
Cast: John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur
1996 | Comedy | RSummary: Timothy Hutton plays a guy who returns to his hometown as he tries to figure out his next chapter in life; Uma Thurman and Natalie Portman are standouts as two very different female influences on his decisions.Director: Ted Demme
Cast: Matt Dillon, Timothy Hutton, Noah Emmerich, Uma Thurman, Natalie Portman
1956 | Musical | NRSummary: Musical remake of The Philadelphia Story with a Cole Porter score and a vibrant cast featuring Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm, and Bing Crosby.Director: Charles Walters
Cast: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra
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