The last time I went to an art gallery, my main complaint was there weren’t enough pictures of Atreyu from The Never-Ending Story.
There will be several of them at a show of artwork inspired by cult movies, opening tonight.
The seventh installment of “Crazy 4 Cult,” hosted by Los Angeles-based Gallery1988, pops up at 355A Bowery with a reception at 7 p.m. and runs through Dec. 21. On Sunday, there’ll be a signing of two Crazy 4 Cult books featuring art from the show as well as introductions by Seth Rogen and Kevin Smith.
And now, some of our favorite pieces on display.
1. The aforementioned Atreyu piece
2. The Wolfman in 3D
It’s hard to tell in this photo, but the depth in this picture of the classic Wolfman monster means its eyes appear to follow you around the room. And yet, it’s only the second creepiest wolf-related work on display.
3. The evolution of Marty McFly
It might be difficult to think of Back to the Future as a cult film given how enormously popular they were when they were released. That being said, how many DeLoreans do YOU own?
5. Beetlejuice in fabric
Others may recall this movie for Michael Keaton’s hilarious performance, or the presence of an uncomfortably young Alec Baldwin. I mainly remember how in the early years of Comedy Central they would air the film 5 to 10 times a day.
6.Robot Arnold Schwarzenegger keeps his promises
It’s true, he will be back. Several times, actually.
8. Face melting Nazis from Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Taken from one of the scariest scenes I ever watched as a child. Not scary anymore. In this context, they look cute together.