Gallery: Art Inspired by John Hughes Films

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Yesterday we told you about The Great Showdowns , a wonderful new show at the pop culture-infused Gallery 1988. Though the competition is stiff, our favorite of Scott C’s movie-inspired paintings may very well be his rendering of the detention kids and Mr. Vernon from The Breakfast Club . That’s not all the only treat the gallery has for fans of the late writer/director John Hughes, however. This Friday, their Venice location opens a new exhibit, The Road to Shermer: A Tribute to John Hughes, in which 50 artists celebrate the Hughes canon. To the press release: “By reinterpreting his films, characters, icons or style, each artist has created paintings, sculptures, plush or prints – all inspired by one of the best filmmakers of our generation.” We’ve got seven of our favorites after the jump; the exhibit runs from February 11 to March 4.

Rich Pellegrino, Andie, gouache and acrylic on cradled hardboard, 6″ x 6″, inspired by Pretty In Pink

Aaron Jasinski, The Rebirth of Cameron Fry, acrylic on canvas, 20″ x 16″, inspired by Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Derek Deal, You’re Going The Wrong Way!, screenprint, 24″ x 18″, inspired by Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Max Dalton, The Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Board Game, giclee print on archival paper, 20″ x 16″

Dave Perillo, Actually Making A Girl, giclee print on archival watercolor paper, 10″ x 13″, inspired by Weird Science

N.C. Winters, Dear Mr. Vernon, acrylic on paper, mounted on wood with resin, 13 1/2″ x 20″, inspired by The Breakfast Club

John Rozum, You Sounded Just Like Dirty Harry Just Then, cut paper collage, inspired by Ferris Bueller’s Day Off