John Hughes and the art his movies inspired
Yesterday was a day of great significance for anyone who ever admired Andie Walsh, reviled Steff and wanted to hang out at Traxx.
Feb. 28, 2011 marked the 25th anniversary of the release of "Pretty in Pink," the teen classic written by John Hughes about a thrift-store-chic girl (Molly Ringwald), a pastel-preppy guy (Andrew McCarthy) and the pompadoured geek (Jon Cryer) who wants to drive them apart.
In honor of that anniversary, as well as the genius of John Hughes in general, I recently visited to Gallery 1988, a Santa Monica, Calif., art gallery currently hosting the exhibit "The Road to Shermer: A Tribute to John Hughes." The exhibit features paintings, posters, drawings and mixed media creations inspired by Hughes's films, from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" to "The Breakfast Club" to "Planes, Trains and Automobiles." And yes, "Pretty in Pink" is well-represented, too.
Watch the video below to see some of the pieces and hear gallery co-owner Katie Cromwell explain how the exhibit came about, as well as which movie has generated the most interest from art buyers. The exhibit runs through Friday; if you're in the L.A. area, it's worth checking out.
| March 1, 2011; 1:10 AM ET
Categories: Movies, Pop Culture
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