Excellent 'Blade Runner' Art Show at Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn
by Alex Billington
June 1, 2014
"It's too bad she won't live, but then again who does?" There's a new art show that just opened in Brooklyn themed to Ridley Scott's seminal sci-fi classic Blade Runner, first in theaters in the summer of 1982, 32 years ago. The gallery hosting the show is the Bottleneck Gallery, located right near the Williamsburg Bridge on the Brooklyn side, just off the Marcy Ave subway stop. In the same vein as Gallery1988 from LA, they host kick ass pop art shows in NY, this one featuring Blade Runner art and music inspired by the movie and it's a stellar show, worth visiting if you're in the area. I stopped by the grand opening on Saturday night.
Some photos of the gallery opening below, that I took myself. Raid71's print (at the bottom) is my favorite:
Here are a few more of my favorite pieces from the show, in full direct from their website - click each to buy:
The full gallery is located at 60 Broadway in Brooklyn, NY just next to the Williamsburg Bridge, or visit the Bottleneck website for more info and more of the art from this Moments Lost show. I'm a huge fan of Bottleneck and I support the gallery and all the events and shows they do. They've hosted so many kick ass shows and they feature artwork from many of the same artists/designers that Mondo and Acme Archives and all the other amazing places work with, too. The show also featured a special tribute soundtrack, titled Moments Lost, a Vangelis-like score made by Analog Sweden being sold on both CD and vinyl. If you love any of the Blade Runner art seen above, or in the gallery, buy it before it sells out forever! Your favorites?
They really thought TDK would last...haha.
DAVIDPD on Jun 1, 2014
None of those catch the mood, the light, the feelings of the movie. So, to me, it has nothing to do with Blade Runner. It's like lame production paintings before the vision gets, thankfully, transcended by the director. (And in the case of Blade Runner, the work by Sid Mead and others was far more exciting than this anyway.)
dessaintes on Jun 1, 2014
Very few can do what Syd Mead does, he so makes many look like amateurs. Though I wouldn't slate production work too much, some of that is actually better than a lot of the movies. 🙂
Carpola on Jun 2, 2014
Syd, not Sid, sorry. And I agree with you, when I wrote lame production paintings I meant "some production paintings that are lame", not that production paintings are lame in general. I grew up with the Art of Star Wars books, for instance. And indeed, especially in the case of many near future/dystopia films, the production drawings often turn up to be much more exciting than the film result.
dessaintes on Jun 2, 2014
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