“WE HAPPY FEW”
What?? More art today??? You bet! :D
This is my piece for Bottleneck Gallery’s “More Than You Imagined: Art Inspired by Premium Cable” show that opens this Friday at 60 Broadway in Williamsburg. (In the Gretsch building.) Opening reception 7-10pm, with libation from Brooklyn Brewery! This is a new gallery space started up by hardcore poster collectors, and each show also benefits a charity that they choose. Partial proceeds from this show will go to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. I’m looking forward to more shows there!
My piece “We Happy Few” is inspired by the HBO miniseries BAND OF BROTHERS, which if you haven’t seen it, you MUST. (Be prepared to be sucked in and have to watch all 10 episodes in a day!) I started out featuring 4 main characters from the series, but decided to make it a general rendering representative of all WWII paratroopers … especially as the Easy Company depicted in the series were real guys. Therefore it’s a tribute to all the men who jumped on D-day … facing the unimaginable terror of dropping into blackness, filled with bullets, explosions, planes and other jumpers. I imagine you’d have to jump assuming you’d die, and then count your lucky stars if you made it to the ground alive, in one piece. Truly some of the bravest men in history.
This piece is for sale on the gallery website here. And at some point, I’ll do a coordinating piece for the companion series THE PACIFIC to post here.